BELOIT ȁ4; The Beloit City Council ran through multiple planning and zoning items at Monday nightȁ9;s meeting, as the council looks to square away development plans ahead of the spring construction season.
The councilȁ9;s consent agenda cleared quickly, and included a request for outdoor restaurant seating to approving preliminary plans for the incoming Dunkin Donuts near Wal-Mart and a brewery set for the Gateway Boulevard area.
Ȃ2;The council approved a request to add outdoor seating for the Beloit Public Libraryȁ9;s Blender Cafe project, which broke ground last week. The request will add seating for up to eight outdoor tables, according to planning documents.
• The Dunkin Donuts plan is one step closer to construction after the council approved an exemption from a landscape ordinance due to the size of the lot and site plan, by adding a drive through. The store is set to be located at 2787 Milwaukee Road and occupy the China Buffet space near Wal-Mart.
• Two Class B beer and liquor licenses were approved at the meeting for Muni, 1611 Hackett St., and Inked Sports Bar, 443 E. Grand Ave. Muni is owned by Thomas and Joelle Hawkins, according to planning documents. Inked is owned by Justin Christophersen, planning documents showed.
During regular discussion:
• Councilors approved a new site plan for 42 additional condo units and four buildings to the Kadlec Drive area, after the council delayed action on the item at its Feb. 20 meeting over confusion surrounding the plan. Last year, the council approved a plan that would have added five new buildings to the Kadlec Drive area near Elmwood Drive, but the developer altered its site plan to include one less building, prompting the new plat request. The units will be individually rented, officials said.