Drive-thru business increase creating controversy at Lane Parke development

Drive-thru business increase creating controversy at Lane Parke development


WHAT COULD BE COMING TO THE LANE
PARKE PROJECT. JON: SITTING OUTSIDE A COMMUNITY
COFFEE SHOP, MOUNTAIN BROOK
RESIDENT SUNNY NGUYEN IS PROUD
OF QUAINT CHARACTER OF THE LANE
PARKE DEVELOPMENT.>>IN MY HONEST OPINION, I LIKE
HOW MOUNTAIN BROOK IS. IT IS AN OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC
VIBE. THAT KEEPS IT FROM OTHER CITIES. I THINK THAT IS WHAT MAKES US
UNIQUE AND SPECIAL. JON: BUT THE NEXT PHASE OF THE
GROWING PROJECT IS STIRRING UP
SOME CONTROVERSY. THE LANE PARKE DEVELOPER WANTS
TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF
DRIVE-THROUGH BUSINESSES ON ITS
PROPERTY. AND RESIDENTS LIKE NGUYEN FEEL
IMPACT THE COMMUNITY — FEEL
LIKE IT WILL IMPACT THE
COMMUNITY’S CHARM.>>I FEEL LIKE DRIVE-THROUGH’S
CAN CAUSE A LOT OF BACK IN AND
TRAFFIC. JON: THE CITY’S CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE ARGUES THAT
DRIVE-THROUGH BUSINESSES LIKE
THIS REGIONS BANK ARE NOT NEW TO
THIS SECTION OF MOUNTAIN BROOK
AND THEY HOPE RESIDENTS WILL KEEP AN OPEN MIND ABOUT WHAT
MIGHT BE COMING TO THIS EMPTY
LOT.>>I DON’T WANT TO DISCOURAGE
ANYONE FROM HAVING AN OPINION ON
THINGS, BUT AGAIN, LET’S SEE
WHAT THE ACTUAL PLANS ARE AND
NOT RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND SAY OH,
IT’S GOING TO BE A FAILURE. JON: THE DEVELOPER HAS USED
STARBUCKS AND PANERA BREAD AS
EXAMPLES OF DRIVE-THROUGH
BUSINESSES IN ITS IMPACT STUDY. THE CITY COUNCIL NOT REACH A
DECISION ON THE REZONING AT ITS
MEETING THIS W

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