Chick-fil-A approved 7-0 on the Highland Colony


RIDGELAND — A Chick-fil-A is coming to the west side of the Highland Colony Parkway between the Costco Fuel Center and Wendys, city officials decided Tuesday night.

The matter was decided 7-0 on the consent agenda at a regular meeting.

The Mayor and Board of Alderman had considered and approved a site plan and architectural review for the new Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Renaissance Phase III development across the street from Costco.

Community Development Director Alan Hart had presented the project to the city board at a Monday evening work session and recommended the board approve the project.

Hart said he had worked with the developer to ensure that the design of the building matched the city’s architectural standards.

“They beefed up the design of the canopy and added brick columns,” Hart said. “I think it is still a very simple design and everything fits with the building.”

Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier asked if the restaurant would impede traffic on the parkway.

Hart said that the design includes some “stacking space” for at least 65 vehicles. He said in his opinion they had ample room to accommodate customers.

“The parking lot is bigger than any Chick-fil-A’s I have ever seen,” Hart said. “It would probably take 100 cars before they were out on Highland Colony."

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