A rendering shows what a new Wendy’s scheduled for Highland Colony Parkway will look like. This will be built near the Costco fuel station in Renaissance Phase IV.
A rendering shows what a new Wendy’s scheduled for Highland Colony Parkway will look like. This will be built near the Costco fuel station in Renaissance Phase IV.
RIDGELAND — Development on the west side of the Highland Colony Parkway across from the new Costco continues to grow as aldermen approved a new Wendy’s Tuesday night.

“We are excited to see continued growth in that area,” Mayor Gene McGee said.

On Tuesday, aldermen unanimously approved a site plan and architectural review for a Wendy’s at the Renaissance Phase IV development. The only current structure in this phase is the Costco fuel station.

“This is a beautiful site plan,” McGee said.

Community Development Director Alan Hart presented the plan to the board. He said that they had received unanimous approval from the Architectural Review Board. The building had previously been rejected at an earlier meeting saying it did not fit with the type of building they wanted in that area.

“It started off rough but they have met all of our requirements including an arbor over the drive-thru,” Hart said.

in addition to the arbor over the drive-thru, the 2,500-square foot building will include 55 total seats at 19 tables and a 450-square foot patio with additional seating. The drive-thru is designed to handle approximately 11 cars at one time.



“This was done the right way,” McGee said.

The item was unanimously approved by the board on the consent agenda by a 7-0 vote. Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith and Ward 1 Alderman Ken Heard joined the meeting by teleconference to keep the number of people in the board room as low as possible. All other alderman and officials were present.

The Costco store opened in early-March and serves as the anchor for the third phase of Renaissance. Plans are currently underway for more commercial construction in Phase II and Phase III.