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Domino’s Pizza coming to Minooka despite opposition


The Minooka Village Board at Tuesday’s meeting decided to grant a conditional use permit to representatives for Domino’s Pizza, allowing for the operation of a restaurant with a drive-thru.

Village board action was taken without discussion.

Domino’s Pizza will set up shop on South Ridge Road north of the intersection with Brannick Road and is located on the north side of the Ace Hardware Retail Center.

The property is currently zoned for B-1 Business District use.

While the restaurant is an acceptable use for the property, the drive-thru required a conditional use permit.

Several residents had expressed concerns for Domino’s Pizza and its plans to set up shop during public meetings held leading up to the village board’s vote. Issues raised for the restaurant varied, ranging from fear of declining property values and noise to traffic and smells.

There are currently several pizza establishments in the village of Minooka.

Representatives for Domino’s Pizza are required to meet a set of 10 conditions to comply with the terms of the conditional use permit. Some of which include:

  • All improvements on the property must comply with all village ordinances, including but not limited to the village building code

  • Applicant’s construction of a proposed Domino’s restaurant with a drive-thru facility must incorporate and comply with the site plan and landscape plan

  • Applicant’s construction of a proposed Domino’s restaurant with a drive-thru facility must incorporate and comply with the luminaire schedule

  • Applicant’s construction of a proposed Domino’s restaurant with a drive-thru facility must substantially conform to the renderings.

  • Hours of operation for Domino’s restaurant must be restricted to no later than 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Should Domino’s Pizza fail to meet the conditions, the village has the authority to revoke the conditional use permit.

Also at the meeting, staff provided an update to the village board about plans for Ridge Road improvements.

Superintendent of Public Works Ryan Anderson had this to say.

The village formed intergovernmental agreements with Grundy and Kendall counties in January to help advance Ridge Road improvements.