Keller Citizen

July 23, 2014

Here’s the scoop: Dairy Queen coming to Keller

The popular business will be located on Keller Parkway.

Blizzards and burgers and baskets, oh my!

Plans for a Dairy Queen advanced July 15 when the Keller City Council discussed details of the business such as signage, building materials and landscaping.

Developer Martin Schelling answered questions posed by Mayor Mark Mathews such as arrangements for an 8-foot screening wall — two feet higher than required by Keller in that area but planned by Schelling because that side is adjacent to a neighborhood.

The 4,065 square-foot business will be located on the north side of Keller Parkway approximately 250 feet west of Cindy Street, where there will be a secondary access. It also will feature a drive-through.

In discussing the site plan with variances, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reaves said he appreciated Schelling bringing the business to Keller, saying he knew of people who were “clamoring” for a Dairy Queen.

He added that he felt Schelling had “addressed neighbors’ concerns” regarding light and noise.

The area may be familiar to some because a portion of it was once the site of Mimosa Manor, a nursing home that was located in the 400 block of Keller Parkway.

Mimosa Manor had been vacant since September 2012. After 37 years at the Keller Parkway location, the nursing home moved to a new facility at 1150 Whitley Road and changed its name to Heritage House of Keller Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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