GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council took time Monday night to approve two preliminary plat applications that will bring 68 new single-family residences to the community.
Council approved one preliminary plat application for a 4.78 acre, 15-lot subdivision. The application was submitted by Dr. Fred Boboth.
The new subdivision, Grand West Estates, will be located off of West Fifth Street near Westridge Drive. According to the application, the development will include 14 new residences with the largest lot set aside for the construction of a church. The smallest lot in the subdivision is approximately 8,000 square feet, with the minimum requirement to build a housing being that the structure is at least 1,500 square feet with a two-car garage.
The second preliminary plat approved by council is for phases four, five and six of the Vista Villas subdivision located off of Highland Road. The growing subdivision will include 53 more single-family homes on more than nine acres.
There was a concern about the expansion of the subdivision submitted to the Grandview Planning Commission by Jerry Anderson, who lives adjacent to where the new homes are being built. He noted that he purchased his house in that area with the idea that everything around him was zoned agricultural and would provide his family with a good deal of privacy. Now he feels that his privacy is being compromised with the onslaught of new neighbors.
In the letter Anderson wrote to the planning commission he requested that a privacy fence be built by the developer where his property abuts the area. He also requested that the developer plant native trees and shrubs along his property line to eliminate increased light and noise pollution.
Developer Michael Johnson, who was present at Monday night's meeting, said he plans on following through on all of Anderson's requests.
"We would like to make it nice for our neighbors," Johnson said.