Planning commission approves expansion of city Burger King

The City Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to a plan for the owner of Burger King on Washington Boulevard to expand the business.

Recommendation for the expansion was given to PA Investment Properties, owner of the restaurant at 611 Washington Blvd.

The store plans to have two ways onto the boulevard and one to the alley at the rear. The construction includes additional green space and wider turning lanes for ordering in the drive-through window.

In another part of the city, the commission also recommended approval of two roof-mounted signs at Liberty Arena, 320 Elmira St. The signs will be for the new restaurant and family entertainment site.

In addition, the commission recommended approval of The Liberty Group’s application for an outdoor cafe for the restaurant. It will consist of a brick patio, green strip, privacy wall and fencing.

City Council is expected to address these recommendations at the next council meeting Sept. 13, said Gary Knarr, city zoning administrator.