McDonald’s coming to Campustown

By Daily Illini Staff Report

The paperwork is starting to stack as the city of Champaign prepares to review the addition of a new business in Campustown: McDonald’s.

The popular fast-food restaurant is expected to be located at 616 E. Green St., with construction beginning in May, according to a press release from property management and development company JSM. The opening is scheduled for summer of 2014.

The corporation recently submitted a plan review, which will be processed by the city, along with an examination of their menu, layout and equipment specifications, said Champaign Economic Development Manager Teri Legner.

The city must then approve a design and visit the site before McDonald’s can officially open, Legner said.

The closest McDonald’s locations are more than mile away from Campustown, at 1605 S. Neil St., in Champaign, and 601 N. Cunningham Ave., in Urbana.