CRESTVIEW — North Crestview residents won't have to head too far south when they want to "make a run for the border" if a Crestview City Council-approved Taco Bell opens as planned. And a new Dollar General store on U.S. Highway 90 may not be far behind.


CRESTVIEW — North Crestview residents won't have to head too far south when they want to "make a run for the border" if a Crestview City Council-approved Taco Bell opens as planned.



The council on Monday unanimously approved North Ferdon Development’s request for out-of-city water and sewer service for the restaurant's planned location next door and south of the Sonic near Crestview High School.



Recently, a proposed Dollar General for the Roberts Trailer Park area — across U.S. Highway 90 from Valley Road — received the Local Planning Agency’s approval for out-of-city water service.



Both projects must accept annexation into the city of Crestview to receive city water and sewer services. Owners have signed a Municipal Services Agreement with the city, guaranteeing they will annex with Crestview, according to city planner Eric Davis.



The city Technical Review Committee approved the restaurant's plans in October 2012, with a stipulation to address drainage concerns. The Garden Street area behind the proposed restaurant has flooded in severe rains.



The Local Planning Agency approved the project and forwarded it to the city council for final approval. There was no indication when either project would be completed, nor how many jobs they would provide.



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