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01_Narrative March 1, 2021 City of Meridian Attn: Mr. Bill Parsons, Planning Supervisor 33 E. Broadway Avenue Meridian, Idaho 83642 Re: Wendy’s Restaurant with single-lane drive-thru Linder Village Subdivision (aka Orchard Park), Lot 5, Block 1 – Meridian, Idaho Certificate of Zoning Compliance application Dear Bill, Enclosed please find the Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application for a new Wendy’s Restaurant with drive-thru located on Lot 5, Block 1 within Linder Village Subdivision (aka Orchard Park). The plat is currently being routed to the various approving agencies for signatures and is anticipated to be recorded soon. The scope of this application is for the building as well as the associated tenant pad identification monument sign and site, utility, and landscaping improvements. The proposal seeks to meet or exceed all City Code and Development Agreement (recorded as Instrument No. 2019-028376) requirements. In response to an inquiry sent to Sonya Allen regarding substantial compliance with the approved Use Area Plan, she stated: “the proposed drive-thru restaurant would be consistent with the approved Use Area Plan; the site design should also be generally consistent with the approved conceptual development plan (attached).” Both the approved Use Area Plan and Concept Site Plan are attached for reference. It is the developer’s intent to provide an architectural style in conformance and harmony with the overall Linder Village (Orchard Park) development. The exterior finishes of the Wendy’s Restaurant will match the development color palette by implementing natural stone and earth tone EFIS colors as shown on the color renderings. The larger storefront design will allow natural light within the space while providing energy efficiency. The proposed building is a 2,608 square foot new build with patio seating and a single-lane drive-thru. The orientation of the building and drive-thru is intended to maximize the storage queue while not adversely impacting circulation patterns on the common drives nor adjacent lots. Per UDC 11-4-3-49, a minimum of one (1) parking stall is required for every 250 sq.ft. of gross floor area, including walk-in freezer. While only 10 parking stalls are required by Code, 27 parking stalls are proposed. Per the plat easement notes, “This development is subject to a non-exclusive perpetual easement for access and the ingress, egress of vehicles and pedestrians over and across the parking, drive aisles, driveway areas, and sidewalk areas of the common area as defined in Section 2, Easements of the “Declaration of Easement and Conditions” Instrument Number 2020-035128.” The north-south oriented drive aisles are in direct alignment with the drive aisles recently constructed on the Winco Foods parking lot directly to the south of the common drive. Internal vehicular circulation is consistent with the preliminary plat and Concept Site Plan. The one-way south drive aisle on the west side of the building with adjacent City of Meridian Wendy’s Restaurant, Linder Village Subdivision (Orchard Park) Page 2 of 2 angular parking is shown with a width of 18 feet per Wendy’s corporate standards. The City minimum width is 17 feet. The new restaurant building is situated within the center of the lot, with proposed distances to all lot lines far exceeding the minimum setback requirements. Water and sewer services are already stubbed to the project site and will be extended to the building. Gas and electric service is also located within an existing joint trench located on the lot. Stormwater treatment and disposal is anticipated on-site via a landscaped infiltration swale located east of the proposed building and drive-thru exit lane as well as within a subsurface seepage bed located on the western portion of the lot. Republic Services has reviewed and approved the site plan and enclosure details. Please see attached email. A tenant pad identification monument sign is proposed adjacent to Chinden Boulevard where previously approved. Please reference Linder Village Proposed Signage package prepared by CSHQA, dated September 20, 2019. It is the developer’s intent to meet or exceed the landscaping code requirements. Our landscape design team includes South, Beck, and Baird. The landscaping plans enclosed should satisfy the design requirements. The scope of this application does not include the landscape frontage buffer, which was previously designed by Stack Rock Group and approved by the City on February 4, 2021. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for your assistance! Sincerely, Rennison Design Bryan E. Appleby, PE Project Engineer