City Council gave a third reading to authorize a drive-thru restaurant at the former Shell and Quizno station on Broadway Avenue South. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake City Council greenlights drive-thru restaurant, pending ministry approval

The application will now go to the Ministry of Transport

Williams Lake City Council this week approved a rezoning application for the addition of a new drive-thru restaurant at the former Shell station on Broadway Avenue South.

The board approved TK & Sons Contract Inc.’s request for change subject to approval by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure at the regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, September 20.

During the public hearing, the manager and employees of Dairy Queen, which is on the same block, raised concerns about traffic, parking, noise and safety with the installation of service at flying.

The Dairy Queen team said they were happy to see the site redeveloped, but said Broadway Avenue was very busy.

There will be six parking spaces, one of which is accessible for the site and Jessica Ball, an urban planning analyst, said at Tuesday’s meeting that the length of the drive-thru between the pick-up window and access to the site will be about 80 meters with capacity for 12 people. Vehicles.

The Council supported the construction of a drive-thru restaurant and gas station pending ministry approval, noting the community’s appetite for new and varied food options, as well as the possibility of clean up the former Shell station site.

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