Fast-Food Restaurant Pad, ATM Approved For Veronica Plaza

An overview of the fast-food restaurant pad and ATM proposed for a spot along Veronica Avenue in Veronica Plaza.

A pad for a future fast-food drive-through restaurant and an ATM kiosk in Veronica Plaza were given various stages of approval at the April 17 Planning Board meeting.

The 3,000-square-foot fast-food pad was given preliminary approval because the applicant, 3 Ronson LLC, did not yet have a tenant, the board was told.

The ATM kiosk, which will be branded by Bank of America, was given preliminary and final approval.

Both structures are targeted for the Veronica Avenue side of the shopping center, which also fronts along Route 27.

The drive-through will have an access lane and a bypass lane, both of which will be accessible from the center’s parking lot, Anthony Gallerano, the project’s engineer and planner, told the board.

The developer kept all access from the parking lot so as not to require any more access points from Veronica, which would require a permit from the state Department of Transportation.

The access lane to the ATM will also be from the parking lot, the board was told.

The developer will landscape with trees and shrubs along Veronica and over to Rt. 27, Gallerano said.

“That provides some screening and some aesthetic value to the new location,” he said.

Gallerano said 13 parking spaces would be added to the area, including one ADA-compliant space next to the fast-food pad.

He said that more landscaping is being provided in the middle of the parking lot, eliminating some parking spaces, and that more parking spaces would be removed in favor of landscaping at the rear of the property.

In total, “57 trees, 149 shrubs, 549 perennials will be added to the existing landscaping on the site,” he said.

The board unanimously approved the application.


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