The Madison Board of Aldermen approved plans on Tuesday for the remodeling of the Burger King located off Highway 463.
The Madison Board of Aldermen approved plans on Tuesday for the remodeling of the Burger King located off Highway 463.
MADISON — The Burger King located off Highway 463 here is getting a facelift following approval by aldermen Tuesday night of architectural review plans.

“We’ve been waiting for this for 22 years,” Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler exclaimed. “It’s getting a facelift, a new hairdo, and everything else.”

She said this won’t be a tear-down and rebuild of the current building.

David Ruiz with Fusion Architecture said they have plans to remove and replace approximately 40 percent of the current structure.

He said plans are for the business to remain open through much of the construction, even if it’s just the drive-thru, until they begin work on kitchen construction that will shut everything down for a period of time.

Ruiz said they hope to begin work in February and depending on structural issues found would determine the length of the project.

“Typically, with a standard remodel, it’s about 45 days,” he said. “This is 65-75 days, depending on what structural items we find.”

Ruiz said they will add more greenspace on the property and add a wrap-around driveway. The parking lot will receive much-needed attention, too. Plans are to remove an inch of asphalt and then resurface the lot with new asphalt.