By Ashley Rader
Elizabethton may soon be getting two new businesses if their plans are approved at the August meeting of the Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission.
Building plans for a new Waffle House and Quality Oil gas station have been submitted to the Elizabethton planning department and will be on the agenda for the meeting on Aug. 7.
The Waffle House, if approved, will be built on a parcel of land located between the new Medical Care LLC office and the West Towne Square Shopping Center. The restaurant will have 1,875 square feet of space. Director of Planning and Development Jon Hartman said that no time line has been set for the start of construction on the restaurant.
Part of the requirements for the restaurant is that the amendment made to the city ordinance defining a transportation easement be approved by City Council. During last month’s Planning Commission meeting, the commission approved changes to the ordinance defining a transportation easement as an easement put in place so the public can reach landlocked parcels in a private development. The transportation easement is put in when no other form of public easement is available to reach the other parcels and the easement is a part of the deed and remains with the property.