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Update: City Council Approves Plans for Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Maple Grove

The request by Chick-fil-A for approval of a PUD development stage plan received Maple Grove City Council support.

Updated July 18, 2012

In a unanimous vote, the Maple Grove City Council approved the Chick-fil-A PUD Development Stage Plan at its regular meeting Monday, July 16. 

According to a Chick-fil-A representative at the meeting, the restaurant is slated to open in early 2013 with construction starting in the spring. The 4,686 square-foot restaurant at the Fountains at Arbor Lakes is proposed to have inside and outside seating, a play area as well as small patio. 

The Maple Grove location is expected to be the first stand alone Chick-fil-A restaurant in Minnesota, according to the representative. A second location is planned for Coon Rapids. 

Read the original article about the planning commission recommendation for Chick-fil-A below. 

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Original article June 2012

A request by Chick-fil-A for approval of a PUD development stage plan received unanimous support from the Maple Grove Planning Commission at its meeting Monday, June 25, 2012.

Representatives Chick-fil-A requested the PUD for “the purpose of constructing” a 4,686 square-foot restaurant in the Fountains at Arbor Lakes, according to documents presented at the planning commission meeting. The site, located adjacent to the along Elm Creek Boulevard, is currently already designated for restaurant use.

The proposed project by Chick-fil-A would consist of the construction of a free standing Chick-fil-A restaurant and drive thru on the two-acre property at the 11820 Fountains Way North location. According to documents presented to the planning commission, the proposed restaurant would sit on the western portion of the site. The drive thru area would have “a significant amount of landscaping” to assist with screening headlight “wash” from Elm Creek Boulevard. There are also 105 parking spaces proposed onsite.

Chick-fil-A representative Jason Hill told planning commission members the company was “excited about being part of your community” and anticipated a spring 2013 construction with an opening in the late summer/early fall of 2013.

The commissioners, with John McLaughlin absent, voted 4-0 to recommend the PUD development stage plan.

Following the recommendation of the Maple Grove Planning Commission June 25, the Maple Grove City Council will likely hear the request approval of the PUD development stage plan at their July 16 regular meeting.

If approved by the city council, the Maple Grove Chick-fil-A location would be the second in Minnesota. According to the Chick-fil-A website, there is currently a location in Minneapolis.

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What do you think about Chick-fil-A possibly opening in Maple Grove? Tell us in comments!

Joey Stone December 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Jim how does someones personal beliefs mean they hate someone? Do you have some evidence they treat gay people differently at their business? have they discriminated? i think you need to do some research and stop listening to comment boards for your information.
Joey Stone December 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM
jim why do you deserve special privileges? why should i now add you to the group of people who get tax breaks because you are married? where is this concern about the rights of people who are not married who dont get any special privileges. are you any better than the right wing hate groups that try to limit your "rights?" You are perfectly happy infringing on my rights in order to add yourself to the privileged people. dont you see you are guilty of the same thing that right wingers you say hate gays are? you are instead of standing up for what is moral, just saying please add me to the list of government anointed people. so its not about rights is it jim its about privileges.
Gyne Bens December 22, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I can't wait til Chick-fil-A opens this spring. I'm so excited & will be among their number one fans & continual customers. Yummmmm!!!!!! :-) I wish them the best & ask God to Bless them & their business.
Huckle February 02, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A An article by Shane L. Windmeyer.Nationally recognized LGBT leader in higher education; bestselling author; executive director, Campus Pride http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-l-windmeyer/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a_b_2564379.html
Rastus P Boofelter March 26, 2013 at 12:09 AM
There is no god.

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