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Joan Snedeker walks in front of the International House of Pancakes in Lenwood on Jan. 14. On Monday night the Barstow Planning Commission approved a proposal for a 70-foot high IHOP sign, to be completed within two months.

70-foot IHOP sign coming to Lenwood

STAFF WRITER

BARSTOW • The International House of Pancakes will soon have the tallest sign in Lenwood.

The Barstow Planning Commission, at its bi-weekly regular meeting Monday night, unanimously approved a proposal for construction to begin on a 70-foot-high IHOP sign.

The Lenwood IHOP is located just off Interstate 15 at 2841 Lenwood Road.

A representative from Superior Signs, the company building the sign, said construction will begin on the project within the next week. Once construction begins, the project is expected to be finished within two months.

The Barstow City Council adopted an ordinance in July that allows the maximum height of freeway-oriented signs to go up to 75 feet, from a previous maximum height of 50 feet.

All signs taller than 50 feet must be approved by the Planning Commission under the ordinance. The proposed IHOP sign passed with a 5-0 vote from the commission.

"The sign meets all of the requirements listed in the code," said Jennifer Riley, Management Assistant for the City of Barstow. "The colors meet Lenwood's specific plan requirements. And the two-pole design meets the requirements for anything over 50 feet."

The double-face sign will feature the IHOP logo centered at the top of two poles, with an “open 24 hours” smaller sign suspended between the poles directly under the IHOP logo.

IHOP opened in Lenwood in November; it was formerly Quigley’s Restaurant.


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