Blair City Council roundup: Northern View subdivision development continues

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The next phase of the Northern View subdivision, located on the south side of Wilbur Street, is moving forward.

The Blair City Council unanimously approved the plans and specifications for utility and paving improvements and authorized the projects to go out for bid.

The first phase of the subdivision, which included 18 lots was developed by Sudbeck Homes in 2018. Three homes are now occupied, three others are sold and seven are under construction. Five lots remain.

“It's been a very active subdivision for the city over the last six to eight months,” Public Works Director Al Schoemaker said. “The developer is now proposing to extend the rest of the subdivision.”

This second phase includes 37 lots and the extension of 14th Avenue to a cul de sac of 14th Avenue Circle.

“Because of the success rate that (the developer) is having right now, he feels he wants to go ahead and move forward with all 37 lots and finish out the subdivision,” Schoemaker said.

The council also approved creating water improvement and sanitary sewer extension districts and added the streets to the city's one- and six-year plan.

Council approves purchase of land

The council approved an ordinance for the purchase and acquisition of 0.60 acres to extend the public right of way from Wilbur Street to U.S. Highway 75 for the 10th Street extension project.

Church signs approved

Christ Lutheran Church will add three signs — one permanent and two temporary — for its location on the former Dana College campus.

The council approved a conditional use permit for the three signs following the planning commission's recommendation.

A stipulation included was that two directional signs would be temporary and would be removed once permanent directional signs for all entities on the former Dana College campus were installed.

The church is located in the former Durham Classroom Center and Trinity Chapel on the campus.

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