By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Pinal Central
A new Mexican food restaurant will make its case for a driveway that allows both left and right turns on Cottonwood Lane at Thursday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Riliberto’s is planning to build a 2,764-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through at the southwest corner of Pinal Avenue and Cottonwood Lane. The company wants to have two driveways onto the property, one that opens onto Pinal Avenue and one that opens onto Cottonwood Lane. The company has already agreed to make the Pinal Avenue driveway a right turn-in/right turn-out-only drive, similar to the driveway across the street at Jack in the Box.
The company would like to allow traffic to turn both right and left in and out of the driveway on Cottonwood Lane. City staff at first raised concerns about a full access drive on Cottonwood due to the traffic there, but after some discussion and a traffic analysis is recommending the commission approve the request for an all-access driveway on Cottonwood.