GRANDVIEW - Last night, the Grandview City Council set the groundwork for more than 172 new homes to be built in the community.
Council members approved two development agreements for 68 new houses, approved the annexation and rezone of property on Pleasant Avenue that will be used to create a new subdivision, and approved two letters of intent for annexation and rezone for property that is proposed to one day feature 127 homes.
City Clerk Anita Palacios explained that approving the two development agreements will make it possible for work to begin immediately on the two subdivisions.
One of the development agreements will lead to 53 new homes being added to the Vista Villas Estates development on Highland Road. The 53 houses will make up phases four, five and six of the subdivision.
The remaining 15 lots council approved a development agreement for are located off of West Fifth Street. The new houses are being developed by Dr. Fred Boboth and will make up Grand West Estates.
The annexation and rezone request approved by council members was submitted by Everett and Betty Adamson, Everett and Stephanie Adamson and Chuck and Kim Stegeman. The annexation will bring nearly 13 acres of property on Pleasant Avenue into Grandview. The property was annexed with single family zoning, and plans are in the works to develop part of the property into a new subdivision.
The final two property issues council voted on last night include the approval of two letters of intent to annex. The first letter was submitted by Harlan and Betty Hames and Warren Bogart for property on Wilson Highway. According to the annexation request, the property owners are planning on developing the 24 acres for five duplexes and 57 single family homes.
The other letter of intent was submitted by Mark Koreski, Bob Womach, Marie Temple, Ginger Birk and Eva Murphy for more than 10 acres of property off of West Fifth Street and Cherry Lane. Palacios said they are asking that the property be annexed with two lots being zoned multi-family residential and the remaining 40 lots being zoned for single-family housing.