Another Chick-fil-A in Leesburg?

Leesburg residents may soon have another opportunity to “eat more chicken” if an application set to be before the Planning Commission this week is approved.

The developer of the Oaklawn neighborhood in southeast Leesburg has filed applications with the town to allow for the development of two drive-through restaurants at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Miller Drive, near the EIT headquarters. One of those drive-through restaurants, a staff report confirms, is a Chick-fil-A. It would be the second location for the popular restaurant chain in Leesburg. The Edwards Ferry Road location opened in late 2011.

The application also seeks permission for a second, 5,000-square-foot building with a drive-through. The staff report notes that building would be divided into two establishments that are unknown at this time.

The applicant must receive approval for a proffer and concept plan amendment and a special exception to permit the drive-throughs. While the Planning Commission was set to debate its recommendation at its Nov. 15 meeting, the Town Council has final approval authority.

Also on the commission’s docket this week is an application to modify a prior approval to accommodate a CVS Pharmacy with a drive-through, in addition to more than 14,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, on vacant land off the intersection of Greenway Drive and Rt. 15 across the highway from the Meadowbrook development. The Town Council will also have final say on that application.

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