A proposal to redevelop a commercial property in Key Largo to include a McDonald’s restaurant has been pulled from this week’s Monroe County Planning Commission meting.
The board, meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Marathon Government Center, was scheduled to consider a request for a Major Conditional Use permit for the three-acre Dollar Tree property at mile marker 101.
Earlier this week, the agent for Key Largo Tree LLC asked for the review to be moved to the commission’s Feb. 22 meeting so a driveway-variance request can be submitted.
If eventually approved, the property would be reconfigured to have a smaller Dollar Tree building, but add a McDonald’s with a 3,116 square feet of space and a drive-through lane.
A new retail building of 5,016 square feet would be erected next to the McDonald’s. No prospective tenant was listed in background material.
The property currently hosts several outdoor businesses and food trucks on the property. Those businesses apparently would be required to seek new locations.
Monroe County planning staff has recommended approval of the permit with conditions on access, landscaping and general design. Building permits would be required before work begins.
The Planning Commission meeting could be brief since the only item remaining on the Thursday agenda is a liquor-license request from the Yellowfin Bar and Grill, at mile marker 5.5 on Stock Island’s former Oceanside Marina property.
Staff generally recommends the issuance of the license unless neighbors file objections. Jiwan Noah Singh applied for the license as agent for Oceanside Investors.
An overlay district for a proposed affordable-housing development on Summerland Key also was pulled from Thursday’s meeting after several residents filed objections.
Kevin Wadlow: 305-440-3206