Although the lot at 14115 Detroit Avenue is still empty, the
construction of the new 4,274-square-foot Bob Evans is
still expected to begin soon.
That news comes after the restaurant proposed removing a fence on the western property line from the design plans.
The city’s architectural board of review denied the idea.
During the past few months, the restaurant had already made extensive changes to the original plans — including providing more green space, adding trees, changing the roofline of the building and reducing the size of the monument sign from 10 feet to 5 feet.
The 131-seat restaurant will sit on .9 acres, with a 67-vehicle parking lot and two entrances.
The construction is expected to be finished in the spring of 2014, and open shortly afterward, according to city officials.