If you've been wondering about those big signs in front of Dave & Amy's and McDonald's on M-59, wonder no more.
The signs explained zoning changes the two restaurants were seeking from White Lake Township—changes that were approved by the White Lake Township Board of Trustees Tuesday.
The changes will allow the restaurants to make changes to their buildings without having to jump through additional hoops, according to Supervisor Greg Baroni.
The two parcels were non-conforming parcels, and zoned local business. Under the current ordinance, non-conforming parcels can't make modifications to structure or features. The rezoning to restricted business will bring the parcels in line with the township's master plan.
In addition, the rezoning will allow McDonald's to move ahead with their remodeling project. That project will include a cash booth extension, a double drive through area and exterior and interior renovations.
With the township's approval the next step is to hold a request for variances at the zoning board of appeals and a special land use hearing in February.