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Sonora, CA – The city approved McDonald’s design changes allowing construction to begin as early as this summer.

McDonald’s is moving ahead with putting another restaurant in Sonora at the intersection of Mono Way and Sanguinetti Road. Currently, there are McDonald’s restaurants in the Junction Shopping Center and off Standard Road and Mono Way. Plans are the for the Junction location to eventually close.

Sonora’s Planning Commission has already approved the building plans for the new location and now it’s giving the go ahead to build a retaining wall, with one stipulation. Community Development Director Rachelle Kellogg says, “It’s going to be 15 feet at its highest point and the commission approved that, but they did require that the wall be made of a cultured stone or something that looks like stacked slate. It would resemble the wall that we have over at the blood bank which will look a lot nicer than just a block wall.”

Kellogg says construction could begin late this summer or early fall.

Also at this weeks meeting, the Commission approved allowing a sign exception for the Old Town Sonora building. Instead of just one sign for those stores facing Stewart Street, there will be wall space for all stores in the building.

The Commission approved recommending a zoning change to five properties on the block of Barretta and Shepard Streets south of Lyons Street from Limited Multi-family Residential to Multi-family Residential. The final say on the re-zoning will be up to the Sonora City Council at its June 3rd meeting.