We are writing to share a proposal for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4068 Tulane Avenue. As I’m sure you remember, this site operated as a drive-through Burger King for many years but closed this past summer. After the property was sold, the new owner opened a drive through restaurant, Nola Chick, which is operating today. This proposal is for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant. We are excited to welcome the third Chick-fil-A location to Orleans Parish and believe this location will be a great fit.
Because there is an existing restaurant and drive through on this site, Chick-fil-A could locate within the existing structure and use the existing site as a legal, non-conforming use without the need for a conditional use process. However, demolition of the existing structure and a modified site plan will provide for a far more efficient layout. The conditional use process will also allow for neighborhood and city input and engagement. As a part of this conditional use process, the proposed site plan will retain the existing size and location of the curb cuts but build a new 2,600 square foot restaurant spaced further from Carrollton Avenue than the existing building. The new site plan would include two drive through lanes, thirty stacking spaces, nineteen parking spaces, and sixteen patio seats. This is a newer
model for Chick-fil-A with exclusive service to vehicles and pedestrians of the Tulane and Carrollton corridors with outdoor patio space.
The site is zoned MU-2 High Intensity Mixed Use, which is linked here: https://czo.nola.gov/article-15/. A fast-food restaurant is a permitted use in this zoning district but is made a conditional use by the HUC Historic Urban Corridor Use Restriction Overlay District:
http://czo.nola.gov/Article-18#18-5. A drive-through is a conditional use in the MU-2 district.
Virtual NPP Meeting
April 26th, 2021
12pm AND 6pm
Meeting ID: 921 454 8895
Call in number: (929) 205-6099
Note: Due to COVID-19, no in person Neighborhood Participation Program meeting is able to take place at this time. Instead, we will be holding two Zoom virtual meetings at Noon and 6:00pm on Monday, April 26th. Please see above for zoom
We intend to cover the same information at both meeting and so feel free to choose a time that is more convenient for you.
There are many steps and approvals before construction will begin, including consideration by the City Planning Commission and City
Council, however we anticipate construction lasting 6-9 months with an anticipated start of construction by the end of 2021. We thank you for your time and consideration. This letter is being delivered through U.S. Mail. We will document all communication and, as always, can be reached by phone or email any time.