A conditional use permit and site plan for a Dunkin’ Donuts at 1306 E. Florence Boulevard have been approved by the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission.
The site, between Great Western Bank and JB’s Restaurant, is just east of Colorado Street.
The commission was told during its May 5 meeting that the building plans were in second review by the Planning and Development Department and should be finished within 30 days.
After that, construction could begin and take four to six months.
The operation will be open seven days a week from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m., the commission was told. There will probably be about 15 to 20 employees, with five on a shift.
As presented, the building would be 1,985 square feet with a 247square-foot covered patio on the south side facing Florence.
There will be a drive-thru lane that wraps around the northwest side of the building.
As part of the requested action, that part of the Casa Grande Shopping Center will be replatted to make a separate plat for Dunkin’ Donuts of just over a third of an acre.
The staff report says the operation is projected to cause 1,802 vehicle trips per day with 222 in the morning peak hours and 95 during the afternoon and evening.
According the company website, “Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than three million customers per day. Dunkin’ Donuts sells 52 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen coffee beverages as well as an array of bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.”