Bank/Dunkin’ delayed for sewer drain inspection

Proposal’s recommendation delayed for drain inspection

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By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The new Dunkin’ Donuts/Fortune Bank location proposed on South Lindbergh Boulevard was delayed by the County Planning Commission last week. 

During an executive session Oct. 25, commissioners decided to wait on whether or not to recommend approval or denial of the location until an inspection of the on-site sewer drain could be finished by the petitioners. 

The commission had the option to pre-approve the location and allow the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to rule on the size of the drain, but felt there was no rush in this instance. 

MSD said the storm sewer on the site was private and would need to be dedicated for public use to MSD. At that point if the drain wasn’t up to MSD standards, it would need to be refurbished to fit the code. 

The commission first heard the zoning request for a drive-thru at 5227 S. Lindbergh Boulevard in September for a joint Dunkin’ Donuts and Fortune Bank location. 

The building and its two drive-thrus will be built from scratch on the south end of a parking lot containing a Fitz’s restaurant and a couple other businesses. The proposed space is .82 acres, with 13 parking spots and 33 percent green space. A sidewalk will be built along Lindbergh with a monument sign close by. The building will feature a joint lobby for the two businesses. 

Changes to be considered when the petition appears before the Planning Commission again include more landscaping along Lindbergh Boulevard and the allowance of one sign — a new one or the existing one.