Plymouth Halts Future Drive-Thru Developments
The City of Plymouth has issued a moratorium on potential applications for any new drive-thrus.
Plymouth has used its current drive-thru code since 1996. But now, there’s confusion with it, and that could lead to safety concerns.
A potential development with a drive-thru led the city to reconsider its ordinance. Right now, there’s uncertainty surrounding the definition of “direct access” and whether the code would require a drive-thru to have both entrances and exits to streets.
“So to me, the reason that this hasn’t come up with in the past, is because we haven’t found ourselves in this situation in the past where we had traffic and safety concerns with drive-through windows,” said Plymouth Mayor Jeff Wosje. “Now that this has brought itself up, i think to be good stewards of the community, it does make sense to hit the pause button.”
The moratorium passed on a 5-to-2 vote. It would not last for more than a year.
It does not affect any current applications, including drive-throughs that are part of the Four Seasons Mall Redevelopment.