City of Olympia has opened the land use planning and environmental review process for a proposed new McDonald’s restaurant adjacent to the Top Foods supermarket along Black Lake Boulevard at Highway 101 in west Olympia. The completed application was logged in by the city July 3rd.

The construction of a 4,211 sq. ft. restaurant building with two drive-through lanes and 50 parking stalls is the proposal of McDonald’s USA LLC, a Kirkland entity, though the project is owned by Carr-Gotstein Properties of Anchorage.

According to the documentation filed with the City, the project anticipates 24-hour operation in this commercial area. It anticipates there will be up to 876 net new vehicle trips generated by the McDonald’s, with more than half estimated to occur in the morning peak traffic hours.

Written comments on the proposed development will be taken through Aug. 6 and a design review board hearing is scheduled Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Catherine McCoy is the designated land use planner reviewing the proposal. She can be reached at (360) 570-3776 or