Growth reared its head again as two developers won preliminary approval Tuesday to develop a total of 113 more residential building lots.
The City Council approved a plat map for owner Bob Bagley that will result in 93 lots on little more than 24 acres south of 100 South and east of 630 East. The council granted a zone change from a rural zone that mandated large lots to one that allows eight lots per acre in compliance with the general plan.A ditch that runs on the west side of the site will have to be covered ahead of construction, officials said. Final subdivision approval is pending.
The council also approved a zone change and preliminary plat map to create 20 residential lots for owner William Creer. The site encompasses 5.4 acres along 1240 South between 1400 East and 1700 East. It, too, was previously in a rural, large-lot zone, but can have as many as nine homes per acre once final approval is granted. Lots will range from under 10,000 square feet to more than 13,000 square feet.
Some of the lots won't be developed until 1400 East is improved, the council said.
Additionally, officials were able to get approval from neighbors to allow the sewer line to be installed in the street in a straight line. Previously the city was going to jog the sewer around property where it failed to have owner approval.