by TaLeiza Calloway
Residents could see a slight glow from golden arches as early as this summer after a recent vote by the St. Joseph City Council.
While plans to bring a McDonald’s restaurant to St. Joseph are in progress, council members voted 5-0 May 17 to allow the splitting up of land so development of the business can begin. The 2.4-acre property, owned by the Central Minnesota Credit Union, was originally platted into three lots. St. Joseph City Administrator Judy Weyrens said McDonald’s only wanted a portion of the land.
Each lot is about 1.2 acres. This is what McDonald’s needs for its development. Specifically, the business will stand at the northwest intersection corner of County Road 133 and County Road 75.
Weyrens said work on the front portion of the proposed business lot could begin sometime this summer.
“We don’t have a deadline,” she said. “but we’ve received some initial information.”
McDonald’s still has to submit final development plans for the project to the city for ordinance compliance and to start the building-permit process. City officials expect submittal of plans in the next 30 days.