New Dunkin Donuts on Cumberland will be drive-through only, existing location to remain
The Norridge Zoning board has given its approval for a drive-through only Dunkin Donuts on Cumberland Ave, on the vacant property between Physician’s Immediate Care and oil change shop Northwest Lube.
Dunkin Donuts franchise owner Haresh Patel’s zoning petition sought a special variance use of a drive through at that location, which is not currently allowed under Norridge business zoning.
The 700 square foot building will not have a seating area, and will not allow walk ins.
The location will be just a quarter of a mile south of an existing Dunkin Donuts location on the same side of Cumberland.
The developer of the new location indicated the existing Dunkin Donuts will not be closed, and is slated to be remodeled in January 2020.
Residents brought up concerns about gas pipe fumes drifting over to their property, as well as the close proximity of the property fence to the alley.
The Zoning board also recommended the Village change it’s B-2 zoning policy to allow all B-2 zoned properties to allow drive-throughs by default.
Village Engineer Brian Gaseor stated this has been an oft-made request of food service companies throughout the Village.
Both zoning changes will now move to the Village Board for final approval.