SARATOGA SPRINGS — A long-empty restaurant in Saratoga Springs may soon be the site of a new Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Site plans have been submitted for 12 Ballston Ave, former home of the Starting Gate Bar and Grill, which has been vacant since 2015 according to submitted plans. The plans would see the removal of the current structure, to be replaced with a 2,343-square foot building to house Chipotle.
The plans were proposed in April by applicant CollabDev 2, LLC, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Frank Parillo of Saratoga Prime Properties is the owner of the property, according to plans filed with the City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board.
The sketch plans for the project were submitted by Solli Engineering, based in Monroe, Connecticut. Phinney Design Group is also involved in the process, according to the submitted plans.
The 2,343-square foot restaurant would include an outdoor patio area and walk-up mobile pickup window, and would also include improvements to drainage, landscaping, and utilities.
The property is accessed from Ballston Ave and Hamilton St, and would contain 23 parking spaces, including one ADA-accessible space and three spaces designated for order pickup.
The plans also propose a public easement of 3,134 square feet of land on the neighboring property, 32 Ballston Ave, the location of Saratoga Strike Zone. The easement would be perpetual, and used to “provide the area necessary to comply with the City’s parking regulations,” and to provide room for “safe egress” onto Ballston Ave and Hamilton St, the plans say.
The applicants are currently seeking permits from the city, Parillo said.