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By Doug Marrin, STN reporter

Chelsea is a big step forward to have a Starbucks and a Burger King in town.

The final site plan for the property at 1620 S Main St (across from Lloyd Bridges Traveland) was presented to the Chelsea Planning Commission at its July 20 meeting.

The plan covers three buildings:

  • A 2,200 square foot commercial building facing Brown Dr.
  • An 8,290 square foot commercial building including Starbucks drive-thru facing the M-52.
  • A 3,070 square foot building that will be a Burger King restaurant facing the M-52.

Chelsea Community Development Director Julia Upfal presented her recommendation to approve the final plan.

“The things that are reviewed by the Planning Commission and submitted to the Planning Commission are at a point where I think they meet all the compliance regulations that they need,” Ms. Upfal said.

While the final site plan meets all compliance regulations, other details must be worked out before Midwest can begin work.

“I will still need additional documentation and technical changes to these plans before I can provide the seal of approval of the final site plan,” Upfal added.

Upfal’s recommendation was that the Commission approve the plan with conditions.

“My recommendation today is that if you choose to go ahead with these plans, include the conditions included in both my team report and in the engineering team report that was sent today as an addendum to ensure these engineering requirements, permit easements and documents and agreements are provided to the City of Chelsea, ”said Upfal.

Conditions included:

  • The two lots facing the M-52 (Starbucks and Burger King) require a permit from the MDOT.
  • The third parcel on Brown Dr. needs a permit from the Washtenaw Co Road Commission.
  • Updated Easement Agreements from Consumer’s Energy and Comfort Inn Suites.
  • EGLE permit for water or sanitary sewer.
  • City aqueduct and sewer estimate added to plans.

The final site plan submitted by Brightway Development LLC, subject to addressing all elements of all staff reports provided, was unanimously approved by the Commission.