Glenwood looking ripe for Applebees restaurant
GLENWOOD SPRINGS Applebees Neighborhood Grill and Bar is the latest national chain to target Glenwood Springs as a new location to build. Plans call for the restaurant to be constructed at the corner of Devereux Road and Highway 6 & 24, near the Glenwood Caverns tram base. Construction could start as early as this summer. Galloway, Romero and Associates the company representing Applebees applied for a major development permit in January. That company will show a conceptual plan to City Council Thursday at its regular meeting for an informal review. Itll be the first look for council, city manager Mike Copp said. No official decisions will be made by council on the restaurant on Thursday, just observations and suggestions. According to the architectural drawing, there will be two entrances, one facing Highway 6 & 24 and the other facing Devereux Road. According to the project description, vehicle access to the Applebees will come from Two Rivers Plaza Road, the same road that now leads to Land Rover of the Roaring Fork and the Glenwood Caverns tram. If approved, the 5,900-square-foot restaurant will be built on what is now an empty lot. According to the project description submitted to the city, the one-story restaurant will feature a walk-up window for take-out dining. The outside of the building will be masonry and stucco with corporate emblematic detailing.Also on the agenda, City Council will: Hold a work session on the future plans for the citys broadband system. Discussion items will include marketing, new network services and what the next steps for the system are. Make annual appointments to boards and commissions. Discuss options and ideas relating to the Grand Avenue Paving Project, and take comment. Consider a request for a variance to subdivide a Hagar Lane property thats less than 10 acres, as well as consider whether to grant a license to encroach onto the Midland Avenue right of way for a rockfall mitigation system. Consider making a transit services agreement with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. Consider an ordinance that would provide for less strict parking requirements for drive-in or drive-through restaurants.Contact Greg Mass: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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