Tom White, the Nashville-based attorney representing McDonald's, told my colleague William Williams of the Nashville Post today that work should begin in 30 days on the new building. Construction should take about four months, White said.
The new McDonald's will be sited in a more pedestrian-friendly way with less asphalt separating the building from 12th Avenue South. White said there will also be more extensive landscaping than the codes require.
"Overall, it will be a great looking site when they are finshed," said Bill Herbert, zoning administrator for Metro Codes. "We are looking forward to it. It was a real process — a lot of give and take and a lot of meetings. McDonald’s, quite frankly, has done a lot of work to make it comply with the code. They had to make some concessions."