Jefferson City Planning and Protective Services Director Janice McMillan confirms building and site plans have been submitted for an IHOP restaurant.
IHOP, the International House of Pancakes, currently has one location in mid-Missouri, on Columbia’s Conley Road.
McMillan says the proposed capital city location is at 2011 Missouri Boulevard, west of Harbor Freight. She says the building size is 5,080 square feet.
McMillan says the proposed site is zoned C-2 general commercial, which allows for retail commercial.
While a proposed IHOP would not go before the Jefferson City Council for review, McMillan says several departments would review it. She says those departments include Public Works, the Jefferson City Fire Department and Planning and Protective Services.
She also notes that because Missouri Boulevard is under the state’s jurisdiction, city staff will coordinate with MODOT as well.
IHOP’s website says their first restaurant opened in 1958 near Los Angeles. The website notes that during their 57-year history, IHOP has celebrated more than 1,600 restaurant openings across the nation.