Smithfield Burger King looks to remodel

Published 9:24 am Thursday, January 4, 2024

Burger King is planning renovations to its Smithfield restaurant.

Landowner CCJ LLC of Williamsburg and applicant David Burdette of Raleigh, North Carolina, have filed for an entrance corridor overlay review, which will go to Smithfield’s Planning Commission on Jan. 9.

The Burger King is located within the Smithfield Plaza shopping center off Benns Church Boulevard, one of five roads that forms the town’s entrance corridor overlay district. Businesses looking to build or renovate within 500 feet of the road are required under Smithfield’s zoning ordinance to use materials “appropriate to town character” as determined by the eight-member Planning Commission.

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The application proposes to leave much of the stone veneer that covers the building’s lower portion, save for areas surrounding the entrance and drive-thru window, which are slated to be covered in fiber siding patterned to resemble wood. The proposed renovations would also entail removing and squaring off the mansard roof overhang and replacing the restaurant’s lighted signage with an updated logo.

The interior public areas are also to be remodeled and the restaurant’s parking lot is to be resurfaced. The restaurant’s drive-thru is to remain open during the renovations.