The is asking the village's permission for demolition.
But fans of the dollar menu and Big Mac, fear not—the business plans to rebuild the sit-down and drive-thru eatery in a more modern fashion.
The chain—located at 55 NYS Highway Rt. 59 and Waldron Avenue—is hoping to replace the current, 3,540 square-foot building with a 3,911 square-foot building. If the construction moves forward, the drive-thru would be increased to two lanes and lighting, signage and other ornaments would be modified, too.
It's an overhaul similar to the one .
The number of parking spaces would decrease from 60 to around 55.
The current building was constructed in the 1970s.
The plan is presently working its way through Nyack's planning board and architectural board channels, said Kathleen Harahan, Nyack's senior building department clerk.
"Due to it's unique location, the project needs approval from 11 different agencies," Harahan noted. McDonald's must receive an OK from the New York State Thruway Authority, the towns of Clarkstown and Orangetown, the Rockland County Drainage Department and others to progress.
"So far there have been no negative responses," Harahan added.
The planning board aims to commission a $5,000 traffic study, paid for by McDonald's, that will assess possible impacts, like pedestrian safety, handicap access and line-of-sight issues.
The overhaul would take six months to complete, according to McDonald's application. Herbicides and pesticides would be used, but no excessive noise or odors would result from the project, the document reads.
Nyack's planning board will next address the issue at the April 2 meeting, held at 7:30 p.m. in .