Deedee's, KFC rejected by zoningA proposed KFC with a drive-through at El Camino Real and Mariposa Street was rejected by zoning administrator Peter Gilli last week, a decision welcomed by neighbors who opposed the plan.
A similar fate was handed to the Desai family, which sought to move Deedee's food store to 2218 Old Middlefield Way, on the grounds that it would set a precedent for moving food retail into a "CS industrial" zone.
Although the Desais say this means the end of their store — a favorite social hub for the local Indian community — in Mountain View, city attorney Michael Martello said in a memo that Deedee's apparently has other options in the city.
KFC's, meanwhile, met the requirements for El Camino Real, but needed a conditional use permit for the drive through, which the city's zoning administrator denied "because the small site backs up to residential uses."
Both decisions could be appealed to the City Council.
— Daniel DeBolt