Second McDonald’s headed to Grafton
Restaurant will be located just east on freeway on Highway 60

By Melanie Boyung - News Graphic Staff

Feb. 19, 2015

The design of a new McDonald’s, planned for the Grafton Commons on Highway 60 just west of Interstate 43, celebrates the company’s 60th anniversary.  
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GRAFTON — The Grafton Architectural Review Board last week discussed a new McDonald’s that is being planned for the Grafton Commons.

The plans for Grafton’s second McDonald’s show a 4,459-square-foot building on Highway 60, on a 1.85-acre site east of Kohler Credit Union. The Grafton Commons is also home to Qdoba Mexican Grill. The lot is the last of the Grafton Commons parcels, according to documents from the review board.

The report submitted to the review board said the building will have a custom-designed face in honor of the McDonald’s company’s 60th anniversary. It will include a two-lane drive-thru and seating for 68 customers inside. Indoor dining will be available from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the drive-thru will be open 24 hours a day, the plan said.

The plans for the McDonald’s are not completely finished. A report to the architectural review board, prepared by village planner Jessica Wolff, said that many of the architectural requirements were met by the plan; slight changes were made on recommendations from village staff, and the report said that several things should be added. More information was requested, such as specifications on mechanicals and the Dumpster location.

The McDonald’s plans are slated for discussion by the plan commission for the business’ concept plan and zoning change considerations on Tuesday. The plans will also return to the architectural board and plan commission in March for final approvals.

The report to the architectural board said that construction is planned to begin in June of this year.