Friday, February 15, 2013
City’s architectural board of review OK’s facelift to the property at Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street.
The Burger King at the southwest entrance of Lakewood — at Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street — is getting a makeover. The floor plan will largely remain the same at the burger joint at 11790 Madison Avenue. But that’s about it. The city’s architectural board of review OK’d a revised proposal at its meeting Thursday. The renovation at the property — inside and out — is expected to begin soon. It will cost tens of thousands of dollars. Plans include changes to the entrances, interior walls and drive-thru windows. According to the proposal, the shingled roof would be replaced a metal, seamed roof. New paint, signs and graphics are also planned. There was some back-and-forth between the city and the architects for the burger chain. In the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
City's architectural board of review defers decision on the facelift to the burger joint at Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street.
The plans for a major facelift at the Burger King on Madison Avenue appear to be moving forward, but will have to wait for approval from the city. Representatives of the franchise recently presented plans to the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review. The Sun Post-Herald reported that the board was receptive to the plans, but deferred until next month's meeting. Officials from the burger chain are planning a major renovation at the property at 11900 Madison Avenue — inside and out. The floor plan will largely remain the same at the restaurant at the corner of Madison Avenue and 117thStreet. But that’s about it. The owner of the restaurant, Cleveland-based Franchise Operations, recently submitted plans to Lakewood City Hall. Plans include …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Project — on W. 117th Street — gets the final approval from the city's architectural board of review.
It looks like a second Dunkin' Donuts location is coming to Lakewood. The plans to build the doughnut shop on W. 117thStreet got final approval from city’s architectural board of review meeting on Thursday. The national doughnut chain plans to open up at 1528 W. 117thStreet, near the intersection of Franklin Boulevard. The property sits just north of the Shell gas station, where two homes were recently demolished. While a purchase agreement is in the works, the property is owned by Berea-based Self Service Mini Storage. The new quick-service restaurant would employee at least six people, according to the plans. The proposal shows a 2,200-square-foot brick building — with a 25-foot front yard setback — that would feature a dine-in area as …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Coffee-and-doughnut giant to present plans to the city’s architectural board of review next week.
There may be another drive-thru restaurant setting up shop in Lakewood. Dunkin’ Donuts is eyeing a second location in the city, this one at 1528 W. 117th Street, near the intersection of Franklin Boulevard. Bhavesh Patel, an area Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, recently submitted plans — along with Phillips/Sekanick Architects — to the city’s architectural board of review. The property sits just north of the Shell gas station, where two homes were recently demolished. While a purchase agreement is in the works, the property is owned by Berea-based Self Service Mini Storage. The new fast-food restaurant would employee at least six people, according to the plans. The proposal shows a 2,200-square-foot brick building — with a 25-foot front yard …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Lakewood Housing Committee decided Monday not to move forward on a proposal to allow the city to offer tax incentives to new homeowners until its next meeting.
The proposal to build 19 townhomes along the Rocky River is still moving forward. But the plans were slightly stalled Monday night when the Lakewood Housing Committee decided to hold off on a proposal declaring 13 parcels of land along the west side of Sloane Avenue a "community revitalization area." The plans are to revisit the issue once all of the council members have an opportunity to review the project. The project is still on track to break ground in the spring of 2012, said Dru Siley, the city's director of planning and development. The designation would waive property taxes on all new, residential units for up to 10 years, and offer abatements of between 50 and 100 percent of property tax increases resulting from improvements …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Given the public uproar over the proposed demolition of the now defunct Detroit Theatre, city officials want to hear from the community to decide which buildings should be preserved in Lakewood — and why.
In the wake of the Detroit Theatre outcry, Lakewood officials are organizing a community work session to begin developing a collective vision as it pertains to the preservation of buildings in the city. The meeting – to be hosted by Mayor Mike Summers and Lakewood Planning Commission director Dru Siley – will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Lakewood Public Library, and more than 100 hundred people are expected to attend. At the meeting, the public will break up into several small groups to fill out surveys and look at photos of 47 structures in Lakewood that hold either historic or nostalgic relevance, he said. Out of those 47, each group will have to pick 10 that they would save and offer rationales as to why they’d save them. …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Basic layouts and plans for a new McDonald's on Detroit Avenue were met with some criticisms from the board who felt the initial design of the property didn't meet the urban setting of the corridor.
During last night’s work session at City Hall, the Architectural Board of Review was certainly direct when it came to their criticisms of a McDonald’s that could soon replace the shuttered Detroit Theatre. Since the burger corporation is still in the process of designing a non-prototypical rendering that would align with the Detroit corridor, board members instead were given basic design layouts, which offered insights on how the property would be developed. However, McDonald's has not yet bought the property. With roughly 30 parking spots and fences to the south and west sides, the restaurant would be nestled on the northeast corner of the property along Woodward Avenue, McDonald’s rep Dave Gnatowski said during the proposal. Vehicles …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A handful of McDonald's reps appeared before the Architectural Board of Review in the City Hall auditorium tonight to present initial building plans and to receive feedback from the board.
McDonald’s rep Mike Lewis offered an opening statement Thursday night regarding his corporation’s interest in replacing the Detroit Theatre with the golden arches. About 75 community members came out to listen to the burger giant’s building concepts, but since the McDonald’s reps offered up their initial plans during the Architectural Board of Review’s work session, none from the public were able to comment on the night’s developments. For the full story, log onto Lakewood Patch tomorrow morning and stay up to date with what’s become a heated topic among the city’s residents.