The City Council voted 5-3 tonight to not allow a developer to build an International House of Pancakes on Gunbarrel Road.
The issue has been controversial for months with Councilman Jack Benson saying the proposed IHOP went against the area’s land use plan. The council’s action nixes the proposal.
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission had previously voted against allowing the restaurant in the area.
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Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...