Caribou Coffee Proposed for St. Joseph
A team of developers is hoping to bring a Caribou Coffee shop to St. Joseph.
At their Monday night meeting, the St. Joseph Planning Commission will hold a pair of public hearings on the plan to build a drive-through Caribou Coffee Shop at the corner of 12th Avenue Southeast and County Road 75.
The land, currently owned by the city, is zoned for commercial use, but would require a variance of nine feet to meet the city's requirements for building next to residential property. The applicants, listed as John Fahning and Tom Opatz, LLC., are also seeking a conditional use permit for the shop. The city says both the coffee shop and the drive-thru lane qualify as permitted conditional uses.
The commission will take comments from the public at the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. The first public hearing will focus on the variance. The second will cover granting the conditional use permit.