New QuikTrip proposed at I-75 exit 218 in McDonough

Property map showing the location for a new QuikTrip on state route 20 in McDonough (Henry County QPublic map)
Property map showing the proposed location for a new QuikTrip on state route 20 in McDonough (Henry County qPublic photo)
Properties highlighted in yellow are proposed to become a new QuikTrip service station. (Henry County qPublic photo)

QuikTrip service station is planning to relocate their store at I-75 exit 218 in McDonough. The proposed new store is located at the northeast corner of the interchange.

Matt Boone with ForCAST Real Estate Development has filed a rezoning request for the properties from C-2 (central commercial) to C-3 (highway commercial). The location, site of the now-closed Ruby Tuesday restaurant and Waffle House, was annexed into the city in August and November 2019.

If the rezoning request is approved, QuikTrip will build a new store at the location vacating their existing property. The site of the existing QT, located at state route 20 and Willow Lane, would then be used by Boone to develop his original concept for a Dunkin Donuts, multi-tenant commercial building, and Valvoline oil change business.

QuikTrip estimates the new service station would be open by the end of 2020. Demolition and new construction would commence at the existing store afterwards.

The request was presented to the McDonough Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 10, in a workshop session. Rezoning requests are traditionally presented to the city council one month after the MPC workshop session; however, the city’s sixty-day moratorium to update state licensing for water service may delay the public hearing. This post will be updated when the next meeting dates are confirmed.

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