Coralville City Council considers rezoning request for a drive-thru restaurant, and it appears to be Chipotle

Folks in search of massive burritos and lime-salted tortilla chips may no longer need to drive to Iowa City to get their Chipotle fix.

Coralville City Council passed the first consideration of an ordinance during Tuesday’s regular meeting for a rezoning as part of a request to build a standalone, drive-thru Chipotle restaurant on a 1.88-acre site.

The land in question is lot three of the Redhawk Subdivision, part two.

Though the restaurant is not named in a city memorandum about this request, included in Tuesday’s agenda packet were images of the exterior of a Chipotle drive-thru restaurant. It is also described as store number 4913 located at lot three, Redhawk Subdivision in Coralville.

Development for the third lot of the Redhawk Subdivision is located along Coral Ridge Avenue and Redhawk Street. Newer businesses on Redhawk Street include Starbucks, a dental office and the Quad Cities-based chain restaurant Barrel House, set to open this year.

The 2,337-square-foot restaurant will be predominately brick and have an outdoor patio. The drive-thru isn’t for ordering but for online order pick-up, according to the agenda packet.

The only Chipotle located in Johnson County is in Iowa City at 201 S. Clinton St., which has operated for more than 15 years.

Chipotle has over 3,000 locations across America. The fast-casual restaurant serves large burritos, bowls filled with rice, beans, meat and other toppings, along with tacos and quesadillas.

Paris Barraza covers entertainment, lifestyle and arts at the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Reach her at or 319-519-9731. Follow her on Twitter @ParisBarraza.

This article originally appeared on Iowa City Press-Citizen: Rezoning for Chipotle passes first reading by Coralville City Council