BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Dunkin’ Donuts may be coming to FD

Another new business project along Fifth Avenue South will come before the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday.

The proposed project would create a Dunkin’ Donuts shop and an AT&T phone store, according to information submitted to the city by the developer.

The council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with some workshop discussions. The first of those workshops will focus on a federally funded project to identify polluted properties in the city.

The second workshop will be about proposed changes in zoning laws.

The council’s regular business meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

During that session, the elected officials will consider selling some property in a move that would lead to the creation of the Dunkin’ Donuts and AT&T stores, plus another retail business, which hasn’t been named. The measure before the council calls for selling a 300-by-68-foot lot in the 2500 block of Fifth Avenue South to SMO Real Estate LLC, of Fort Dodge, for $68,000.

That company is proposing to build a 5,270-square-foot building to house the three businesses. It would be completed within a year after the retail tenants formally commit to the project.

A second proposal from Woodruff Construction, of Fort Dodge, would result in a 4,500-square-foot building to be occupied by a national retailer that wasn’t named in the company’s proposal. Woodruff Construction also offered $68,000 for the property.

The city staff is recommending that the council sell the property to SMO Real Estate LLC.

Also on Monday’s council agenda are a proposal to lease space on a water tower for a cell phone antenna, awarding some contracts for engineering work related to the crosstown connector, and buying a car to be used by the Department of Engineering, Business Affairs and Community Growth.