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Zaxby's Gets the OK to Build on S. Hairston

Demolition of the former Dairy Queen building will begin in a few weeks. The restaurant franchisee asked for, and got, some exceptions to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, and made changes to its landscaping design, too.

The DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals has approved Zaxby's request for variances, or exceptions, to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District.

The restaurant, working with the surrounding neighborhoods, is also making  changes to its streetscape design, said Jan Costello, coordinator of the overlay district committee.

The code in the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District calls for buildings to be no more than 20 feet from the street. Zaxby's asked that its location be 67.5 feet from the street to make room for the drive-through and handicapped parking.

Daryl Cook, president of Watts & Browning Engineers Inc., said through e-mail correspondence that the existing sidewalk in front of the property will be removed to allow for a 5 foot landscape strip. Crews will pour a new 5 foot sidewalk behind the landscaping, and then landscape/plant the area behind the sidewalk to the existing parking on the property

Demolition of the existing building on the property site, a former Dairy Queen,  is expected to begin in a few weeks followed by construction of the new Zaxby's after, Cook said through e-mail correspondence. The restaurant owner also  agreed to specific plantings in certain areas for selective screening areas.

The restaurant could possibly open early next year or sooner, Cook said.

See also:

Zaxby's Eyeing Location on S. Hairston

Zaxby's Explains Its Code Variance Requests

stacey green March 08, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Im stacey green from americus ga 31709 i been work for 10 yers come this may on 23 @ burger king i am seriously need of a new job!!! My # 229 291 0569( HARD WORKER)
Leslie Johnson March 08, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Hi Stacey, the new Zaxby's on S. Hairston is accepting applications. You have to go by the restaurant to pick one up. http://patch.com/A-255L
Amirah March 08, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I tried to go earlier but noone was there. Do you know specific days and times that they are giving out applications?
jamekia March 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I would love to get a job by my house plus its zaxbys, omg I need this. how to apply?
Leslie Johnson March 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Hi Jamekia, here is a story about that: http://patch.com/A-255L

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