The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission approved a development plan May 8 for the Wendy's restaurant at 4245 Cemetery Road.
The remodel will be "consistent" with upgrades Wendy's is making at other central Ohio locations, said project manager Robert Pullins.
The store will resemble the Wendy's on Tuttle Crossing Boulevard, he said.
The dining room will close during construction but Wendy's will attempt to keep a drive-thru open during the rebuild, Pullins said.
Commission members also approved a variance to allow Wendy's additional square footage and height for signs at the location.
The project has not been bid and no contractor has been selected, Pullins said.
Work on the project should begin in August and is expected to be finished by the end of the year, Pullins said.
The new restaurant is expected to have an outdoor patio and provide Wi-Fi for customers.
In other business May 8, commission members approved a variance for an internally lit ATM sign at Credit Union of Ohio, 5500 Britton Parkway, and, as expected, tabled consideration of a development plan for 381 apartments north of Davidson Road.
The multifamily residential development would be part of an overall development plan for 47.6 acres owned by Wolpert Enterprises. The land currently is in a B-3 commercial zoning district.
Vision Development is proposing the 15.9 acres be rezoned for multifamily residences; 4.6 acres be dedicated for the public right of way required to connect Trueman Boulevard to Edwards Farms Road; and 27 acres remain a commercial zoning district.
Commission members are scheduled to consider the case June 12.