Chick-fil-A restaurant plans get city approval

A Chick-fil-A restaurant will be built on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue between McDonald’s and Panera Bread by fall 2018.

Findlay City Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans by the fast-food chain which specializes in chicken sandwiches. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring, according to a representative of the company.

At 5,079 square feet, the restaurant will be about the same size as the McDonald’s and Panera Bread restaurants. It will have outdoor seating as well as indoor seating, and drive-thru service.

Separately, the planning commission approved plans to replace a former church at the corner of Front and West streets and two neighboring buildings with townhouses, renting for over $1,000 per month.

Demolition of the former church at 301 W. Front St., the parsonage at 210 S. West St., and a residential building at 305 W. Front St. will occur in about two weeks, said Phil Lawson, a partner in 200 West, which will develop and own the townhouses. Construction of nine, three-story townhouses will start by year-end and be completed by mid-2018, he said.


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