The Mesa Design Review Board’s March 10 meeting’s agenda shows there was discussion on two new buildings and renovating a third, all in east Mesa. The board meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the lower level council chambers, 57 E. First St. Items under preliminary review included:
Bakery and cafe
A Kneader’s Shoppes at Parkwood is planned on .57 acres at 1142 S. Signal Butte Road with a drive-through restaurant. FFG Development is the applicant and Weingarten Investments is the owner.
Four Foods Group LLC is the franchisee for Kneaders Bakery and Cafe fast-casual restaurants in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada and is engaged in expansion efforts throughout Maricopa County, according to a letter from FFG Development that was provided to the board and is available at http://apps.mesaaz.gov.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe has a menu that includes sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and other baked goods and confections, according to the document.
A Dairy Queen on less than 1 acre at 316 S. Power Road is to be renovated, with exterior improvements only, including the addition of a LED lighting band. Brian Johns of Associated Architects is the applicant and Harbage Wilson LLC, is the owner.
The remodel includes the addition of a new tower with stone veneer and a stucco cornice, a metal canopy over the drive-through window with new panels above and new panels above new aluminum eyebrows around a portion of the building with inset LED lighting, according to an Associated Architects document available at the city’s website.
New landscaping will be added to the site to bring this project up to current zoning codes. No neon lighting in this project. The menu board will be relocated further south on the site. All signage is existing and to remain, according to the document.
A two-tenant building is planned on .38 acres at Greenfield Plaza on the northeast corner of University Drive and Greenfield Road. Brian Johns of Associated Architects, is the applicant and L C Properties 1 LLC is the owner.
The project is to be constructed on Lot 4 and is vacant, according to a document from Associated Architects. It will be a 3,000-square-foot shell building for future tenants of 1,800 square feet for a future drive through restaurant and 1,200 square feet possibly for general office, retail and services. The site will Include outdoor patio seating and a drive-through lane for the north tenant.
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