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Chick-fil-A may soon be in Denison

Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Chick-fil-A has submitted a permit to the Denison City Council to redevelop multiple properties into a restaurant.

The restaurant would be located at Lillis and Morton.

The proposed building will be over five-thousand square feet, it will have 43 drive thru stacking spaces, and 70 parking spaces.

The application was approved by the city council Monday evening.

“Tonight the council agreed to release some excess right of way so the plan could go forward,” said John Webb, executive director of planning and community development for Denison. “Chick Fil A needs a portion of that right of way to make that site viable for their operations.”

Webb said they “hope to get the first set of the conditional use permit plan before the planning and zoning commission within 30 days.” A week after that, he said the plan will go before the city council.

“From there they’ll go to detailed site plan submittal, where they’ll submit detailed civil and architectural plans,” Webb said.

Amanda Sawyer has lived in Denison for 15 years and since 2016 she’s been driving to Sherman to get her fix of chick.

“I’m super excited because if I can avoid driving to Sherman I will,” Sawyer said. “I am most definitely excited for the growth in Denison and this is an exciting step.”

Webb says this project should increase the activity in that part of Denison.

There’s no word yet on how much it will cost or any sort of time line for a ground breaking.

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