Bettendorf Metropolis Council vacates property on Devils Glen Highway

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – The Bettendorf metropolis council voted to vacate and promote unused metropolis land to the builders of a controversial proposed housing advanced on Devils Glen Highway.

The land in query is a small key-shaped piece of property positioned at 1200 Devils Glen Highway on the website of the proposed Devils Bluff subdivision. Quad Cities Industrial and Upkeep Company, the homeowners of the adjoining property, plans to develop 12 townhomes and 114 flats. The town bought it for $1 per sq. foot, the minimal legally required per Iowa Code.

In line with Neighborhood Improvement Director, Mark Hunt, the property is simply shy of a 3rd of an acre and shall be used for the event of the housing advanced.

“To facilitate [development] we should always in all probability eliminate this piece of property,” Hunt mentioned. “Honesty, it’s doing nothing for the town in addition to requiring our upkeep … [There’s] no metropolis amenities there, no cause for the town to personal this property anymore.”

The world at 1200 Devils Glen highway was rezoned as a Medium-Density Multi-Household Residence District to suit the event of the subdivision on the June 21 council assembly.

Last approval on the event plans is on the agenda for Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Fee assembly. These plans would then go on for a full council vote.

Metropolis Administrator Decker Ploehn assist the event has one final step earlier than work can start.

“[Vacation] permits them to make the most of this house in [its] inexperienced house calculations, in addition to setback necessities,” Ploehn mentioned. “As soon as the ultimate plat and the positioning plan are authorised by the town council. At that time, then the developer can proceed.”

The Planning and Zoning Fee can have a public listening to on the ultimate growth plans of the Devils Bluff subdivision tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. within the council chambers.

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