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Marietta OKs Waffle House variances for renovation

Waffle House at 1811 Williams Drive in Marietta will receive a total interior refurbishment, with several variances approved by the Marietta City Council on Jan. 8. AJC file photo
Waffle House at 1811 Williams Drive in Marietta will receive a total interior refurbishment, with several variances approved by the Marietta City Council on Jan. 8. AJC file photo

With several variances, the Marietta City Council voted 7-0 Jan. 8 to approve the renovation of a Waffle House that is nearly 40 years old.

For Waffle House, Inc., applicant attorney Kevin Moore said the Waffle House “will leave the shell of the existing building” at 1811 Williams Drive as the exterior is upgraded and the interior will undergo a complete refurbishment.

Variances will include:

  • reducing the minor side-yard setback from 15 feet to 10 feet for only the existing structure.
  • allowing parking spaces to encroach within the 10-foot landscape strip.
  • reducing the rear-yard setback from 35 feet to 22 feet for only the existing structure.
  • increasing the maximum allowable sign height for a monument sign from 10 feet to 15 feet along a collector road.
  • increasing the maximum allowable sign face area from 50 square feet to 90 square feet along a collector road.
  • waiving the required sidewalks.
  • adding 10 feet of right of way if needed by the city.

Headquartered in Norcross and opened since 1955, Waffle House® operates more than 1,500 restaurants - company and franchisee owned - that are open 24 hours a day every day.

Information: WaffleHouse.com/story