Development group plans to build Chipotle Mexican Grill in Helena

A development group plans to build a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Helena.

The group, made up of Hillside Architecture, JSA Civil and Barclay Group, presented plans to build the fast-food restaurant to a group of city of Helena staff Oct. 10 during a pre-application meeting.

The group said it intends to submit its application by year’s end. The proposed site of the restaurant is on Sanders Street, just south of Custer Avenue, between the U.S. Foods Chef Store and Planet Fitness.

The Chipotle Mexican Grill logo is seen Oct. 14 on a storefront in Boston.

Michael Dwyer, Associated Press

According to representatives of the development group, the same responsible for the U.S. Foods Chef Store next door, the Chipotle will be about 2,325 square feet on a nearly 1-acre lot.

The restaurant is also expected to feature a pylon sign in addition to building signage. The city’s zoning ordinances cap the allowable height of pylon signs at a maximum of 34 feet.

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