Storm Lake City Council approved a resolution for a new subdivision for Colby Development Monday night.
Colby Development will be creating a new housing development in an area west of Seneca Street and north of East 13th Street. The subdivision consist of 21 residential lost with the first half having seven lots with existing city sewer, water and streets.
According to City Code Officer Scott Oleson the first seven lots have already been sold to a subdeveloper who is ready to start development of three new single family dwellings.
The planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the proposed plat and approved it subject to sidewalks being installed on the lots as they are developed. the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to approve the final plat of Colby Developments first addition.
The property developer also requested that an ordinance amendment be passed immediately to allow construction.
A portion of this subdivisions is located in an area that is currently zoned Community Commercial/Industrial Re-Use and the amendment would extend the R-4, multifamily Residential area to cover the new subdivision. The area to be rezone is approximately 130 feet by 550 feet of land on the west side of the proposed subdivision.
The rezoning is basically an extension, Oleson said. "If it was something new then there might have been something else said but the nearest R1 area is a block away from there."
Council member Denny Vaudt asked if there was an concern about it the possibility of multiple family dwellings being built.
"I'm not against it but if I were to buy a house and then find out a duplex or something is being built next door I might not like that but if it's not a concern then I'm fine with it."
"It be the responsibly of those who sell the lots to inform the buyers that something like that could happen," Council member Julie Egland said.
All three readings to amend the Ordinance were approved.