Oct. 12, 2019

Mallory Herrmann

The planning commission has recommended approval of a new Wendy’s restaurant on 291 Highway near Melody Lane.

The property, at 711 SE M-291 Highway, is currently occupied by a 6,500-square-foot sit-down restaurant building that has been vacant for more than five years. The preliminary development plan includes demolition of that property and the building of a 2,600 square foot fast food restaurant with asphalt parking lot, concrete sidewalks and drive-thru, and landscaping.

“Love that that vacant property is getting renovated,” said Commissioner Mark Kitchens. “I absolutely adore that.”

With a unanimous vote at their Oct. 10 meeting and no commentary from the public, the preliminary development plan will go to the Lee’s Summit City Council with a favorable recommendation.

Commissioners John Lovell and Jake Loveless were absent from the meeting.



  • Ken Viers

    October 13, 2019 - 11:09 pm

    If it’s as bad as the one on Chipman, save your money

    • Ford Easton

      October 13, 2019 - 11:38 pm

      Maybe the new one will eliminate stress on the other one

  • Michael H Johnson

    October 14, 2019 - 5:34 am

    What was the previous restaurant? I’m having trouble placing it.

    • admin

      October 14, 2019 - 11:55 am

      Formerly the China Buffet 711 SE 291 Hwy

  • christopher L decker

    October 15, 2019 - 7:11 am

    That would be awesome the other is only bad because they are overloaded all the time I have talked about it for years that they need two of them in Lee’s summit

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