The Belleville City Council will meet Monday night to consider St. Louis-based Panera’s request to open a St. Louis Bread Co. restaurant in the Belleville Crossing shopping center at Illinois 15 and Frank Scott Parkway.
The city’s Planning Commission has recommended that aldermen approve the site plan, landscape plan and exterior design proposed by Panera for 5801 Belleville Crossing.
Also, the Zoning Board of Appeals has recommended aldermen OK the restaurant’s request for a special-use permit for outdoor dining.
The plans call for a 4,478-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through.
Panera currently has a St. Louis Bread Co. restaurant at 113 E. Main St. in downtown Belleville.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall at 101 S. Illinois St.
For updates on Panera’s request, return to bnd.com.