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New eegee’s planned at Country Club and Southern in Mesa

Posted 1/8/22

An eegee’s restaurant with a drive-thru in a limited commercial district can be constructed with deviations from certain development standards, a city board decided recently.

The request for …

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New eegee’s planned at Country Club and Southern in Mesa

A new eegee’s will replace an old Sizzler restaurant building north of Southern Avenue on the west side of Country Club Drive.
A new eegee’s will replace an old Sizzler restaurant building north of Southern Avenue on the west side of Country Club Drive.
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An eegee’s restaurant with a drive-thru in a limited commercial district can be constructed with deviations from certain development standards, a city board decided recently.

The request for a substantial conformance improvement permit for 1050 S. Country Club Drive was approved in a 6-0 vote Jan. 5 by the Mesa Board of Adjustment, with Chris Jones absent.

It will be constructed at the site of a previous Sizzler restaurant, Staff Planner Chloe Durfee-Sherman said during a study session Jan. 5.

“The existing condition is that there are nonconforming landscape yards along the east property side that currently don’t conform with our code requirements as well as nonconforming parking lot design including the setback of cross access, which does not conform with current code requirements,” she said. “All new improvements do conform with the Mesa zoning ordinance development standards.”

The applicant is Holly Keilman of eegee’s. The owner is Red Mountain Asset Fund I LLC.

The parcel is currently underused, containing an old restaurant that is beyond repair from a previous fire, said Keilman, eegee’s real estate and construction coordinator, in a written justification statement.

“The new eegee’s restaurant will enhance the site by constructing a ground-up restaurant with a drive-thru. The existing parking lot will be redesign with new landscape areas added, aligning to Mesa code requirements,” Keilman said. “Our site design for every eegee’s restaurant assures that the facility complements the community it serves by creating architectural interest and appeal with appropriate and attractive landscaping. Adherence to community objectives is key to ensuring each eegee’s restaurant is both a neighborhood asset and an economic success. We look forward to continuing working with the city of Mesa on this project.”

Mesa Board of Adjustment meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the City Council Chambers, 57 E. First St. The seven-member board conducts public meetings to hear and decide requests for variances, special-use permits and interpretations of the city of Mesa zoning ordinance and sign code. Members are appointed for staggered terms of three years, according to the city’s website.

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