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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 6:23 pm | Updated: 1:00 pm, Tue May 7, 2013.

New Sonic and McDonald's locations on Sun Prairie's west side will be among the items considered by the Sun Prairie Plan Commission at its May 14 meeting.

City Planning Director Scott Kugler said a public meeting will be held on a request by Osen and Schick Enterprises, LLC for approval of a Precise Implementation Plan to allow for the construction of a Sonic drive-in restaurant at 2564 Ironwood Drive.

Begun as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, the company changed its name to Sonic in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the Sonic name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. Sonic has more than 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast and serves approximately 3 million customers every day, according to its website, and had $1.074 million in average unit sales in 2012.

Kugler also said a public meeting will be held on a request by McDonald’s USA, LLC for approval of a Precise Implementation Plan to allow for the construction of a 4,366 square foot restaurant at 939 Bunny Trail, near Woodman's.

McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 34,000 local restaurants serving nearly 69 million people in 119 countries each day. If approved, it would be the third McDonald's restaurant to open in Sun Prairie, with the first McDonald's opening on Windsor Street and the second on Sun Prairie's east side near the intersection on East Main Street near the intersection with Grove Street.

Other action

Other items scheduled to be considered by the commission include:

• A joint public hearing will be held with the Sun Prairie City Council on a proposed 45,572 sq.ft. expansion of the Prairie Athletic Club (PAC) and the vacation of a portion of Athletic Way to accommodate the expansion and reconfiguration of the club’s parking lot.

Kugler said the project encompasses the existing PAC property as well as the current Sun Prairie Ice Arena site.

As a component of the plan, a public access is proposed around the new parking lot to accommodate continued travel between N. Bird Street and Fitness Run.

The hearing was postponed from the April 9 meeting due to the uncertainties surrounding the proposed Ice Arena project.

• Continued discussion of a proposed amendment of an approved General Development Plan filed by LD Jacks, LLC that was tabled at the April 9 meeting will also occur. Kugler said the request involves a change from an approved residential plan to one containing personal storage units and flex space units at 1620 and 1622 N. Bristol Street.

• A public meeting will be held on a request by JAC II Development Company, LLC for approval of a Precise Implementation Plan to allow the construction of eight townhouse units on the lot located at 1292 N. Pine St. in the Liberty Square neighborhood.

• A public meeting will be held on a request by Veridian Homes PB, LLC for approval of a Final Plat for the “Fifth Addition to Smith’s Crossing,” a re-division of Lots 490-497 of the First Addition to Smith’s Crossing Plat, changing the number of lots from eight lots to seven.

• Public meetings will be held on two requests by Mart Enterprises, LLC for approval of an attachment of approximately 4.9 acres and a three-lot Certified Survey Map at 660 S. Thompson Road.

Kugler said one of the proposed lots is intended to be the future site of a new Westside electrical substation.

Related to the Mart Enterprises applications, a public hearing will be held on a request by Sun Prairie Utilities for approval of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the construction of utility lines within a 75-foot wetland buffer on property located at 660 S. Thompson Road.

The May 14 commission meeting will be held in the Second Floor Council Chambers of the Sun Prairie Municipal Building, 300 E. Main Street, at 7 p.m.

More information on the previously listed items can be obtained by contacting the City of Sun Prairie’s Planning Department at (608) 825-1107.

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