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New western Shawnee businesses approved

Panera to add drive-thru

July 22, 2016

An automotive store planned for long-vacant property and a discount store are two new western Shawnee businesses approved by the Shawnee Planning Commission Monday.

A site plan for O’Reilly Auto Parts was approved in the 19500 block of West 65th Terrace, a site located directly next to the Intrust Bank at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Barker. The commission also approved a site plan for construction of a 10,000 square-foot retail building addition for Dollar Tree at 223300 W. 66th Street, and a drive-thru window for a popular Shawnee restaurant.

Information from the city show the O’Reilly Auto Parts will be a 7,596 square foot retail store in the Parkway Village subdivision. For years, the lone occupant of the subdivision has been the Intrust Bank, which was constructed in 2006.

The Dollar Tree will be constructed in the Monticello Center development, which is also home to Tanner’s Bar and Grill and Physician Now Urgent Care, which will be the Dollar Tree’s western neighbor. The existing buildings were constructed in 2004, and at that time, plans showed a potential addition.

Finally, the commission approved construction of a drive-thru lane at Panera Bread, 10606 Shawnee Mission Parkway, to allow the 10-year-old restaurant to join other area Panera’s featuring drive thrus.

The drive-thru lane is proposed to run along the west side of the building, with cars entering from the north side of the building, and an “exit only” approach will be constructed on the frontage road to allow drive-thru patrons to exit the site.

All three items were approved as part of the commission’s consent agenda.

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