The exterior and dining room of the Carl's Jr. restaurant on Mitchell Road - unchanged since it was built in 1982 - is intended to be remodeled. Plans went before the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday for approval of a Specific Plan Site Plan application.
This issue went to press before the meeting was held.
The remodeling is part of the company's overall brand image update that the Carl's Jr brand is undertaking nationwide.
The eatery is located within the Mitchell Road Corridor Specific Plan which states that any significant exterior alteration made to an existing building must be approved by the Planning Commission.
Modifications will include new parapet features, façade changes, stucco finish and paint for the building, as well new ADA accessible parking spaces and path of travel from the Mitchell Road public right-of-way. The remodeling also includes upgrades to the interior of the building with new dining room seating and compliance with ADA requirements as required by the California Building Code.
The proposed modifications to the building include:
• Removing the existing parapet, awnings, and tile roofing;
• Maintaining the existing storefront door and window system with masonry block walls, and incorporating a new exterior combination of a stucco finish parapet feature and standing seam panel roof system.
Exterior colors for the project include: tan and black finishes for the existing masonry walls, gray for the parapet feature, and a red standing seam panels for the roof system.
Planning staff supported the architectural design saying it reflected the intent of City General Plan as there is more articulation in the walls, which will aide in promoting an attractive building frontage that is readily visible to the public.