A NEW MCDONALDS IS COMING TO TOWN, AND - IT'S ALREADY
COOKING UP CONTROVERSY IN A SPOKANE NEIGHBORHOOD.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
WITH WHY THE IDEA OF A DRIVE-THRU ONLY RESTAURANT
IS MAKING SOME NEIGHBORS UNEASY.
THESE NEIGHBORS AREN'T OPPOSED TO MCDONALDS -- THEY
JUST DON'T LIKE THE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR THE NEW LOCATION
JUST NORTH OF HAMILTON AND MISSION.
AND NOW, THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL WANTS THE
CHAIN TO ALTER THE PLANS.
COME SEE US IN JUNE
BUT IT'S OPENING COMES WITH A SIDE OF CONTROVERSY.
it would be hugely disappointing if they didn't work
with us to redesign it
THE ISSUE -- IT'S NOT PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY.
KAREN BYRD WITH THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SAYS
THE PLAN DOESN'T WORK WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S VISION
there is a walk up window on the backside, pedestrians
would have to walk up two driveways to reach a pedestrian
BYRD SAYS THE CURRENT PLAN WILL ALSO ADD MORE TRAFFIC
TO RESIDENTIAL STREETS.
COUNCIL MEMBER AMBER WALDREF HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THE
SHE PLEADING WITH THE FAST-FOOD CHAIN TO ALTER ITS
please be a good neighbor and work with the neighborhood
like every developer has, we would like you to build
it up to the sidewalks so folks can access the building
in a safe way
THE CITY SAYS THEY TRIED TO WORK WITH THE CHAIN TO
SEE IF THEY COULD ALTER THE DESIGN CONCEPTS TO BE
BUT THEY SAID NO.
after going through that permitting process, they
can back with their plans and it still involved the
drive-thru, they met with the permitting codes so
the city therefore had to move forward wtih the approval
BUT, THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ISN'T GOING DOWN
WITHOUT A FIGHT.
TOMORROW - BYRD AND WALDREF WILL MEET WITH MCDONALDS
CORPORATE IN PERSON TO SEE IF A COMPROMISE CAN BE
we are appealing to them again, to be a good neighbor
to work with us
WE REACHED OUT TO MCDONALDS CORPORATE TODAY FOR A
AND HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM THEM.
THE LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD IS WORKING ON UPDATING CODES
THAT IF PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL.
WOULD REQUIRE BUSINESSES IN THIS AREA TO BUILD UP
TO THE STREET TO PROMOTE A MORE ACTIVE STREETSCAPE.
KYLEE CRUZ, KXLY4 NEWS