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Ordinance will be drafted for a zoning change
The Quincy City Council approved an ordinance to be drafted for a zoning change on a proposed subdivision that would be built adjacent to Spring Lake Estates.
Developer Adam Booth plans to place homes and condominiums on his Ridgeview subdivision which would be located to the west and south of Spring Lake.
The zoning change is from RU1 (Rural) to R1A (Single Family Residential) for the nearly 40 tract. Council will hear the first reading of the ordinance at next Monday’s meeting.
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City Council also approved to draft an ordinance for a special permit for property at 826 Broadway. The Duryea Group plans to build a Taco Bell at the location with a drive-thru lane. Businesses with a drive-thru must acquire a special permit from the city to ensure that vehicles don’t get backed up on Broadway.
Cathy Meckes, President and co-owner of CareLink Inc., 900 Broadway has issues with the large amount of potential traffic near her business. “We picked the current location because of the high visibility and in the area of health care facilities. Our concern is with the development of the Taco Bell. We’re concerned about the congestion,’ said Meckes. “The cars are going to stack up and block CareLink’s main entrance. We asked the Plan Commission to have a “right turn” only sign, but the commission didn’t agree with that. I thought I’d come and ask you to reconsider.”
Chuck Bevelheimer, Director of Planning and Development, said a sign doesn’t always help. “You’re going to have congestion there no matter what. You can have a right turn only sign, but the public generally ignores those signs. We can always look at this plan if more issues come up.”
Joe Henning, Quincy Fire Department Chief said the traffic issue will need to be addressed. “We’re going to need to do something because 9th street is our main outlet to Broadway. A right turn sign wouldn’t hurt anything.” The
Council adopted the resolution, amended with the addition of a right turn only sign on the 9th St exit of the proposed Taco Bell location.
In other business, Council approved the following items:
- $23,209.40 from William Shooter Supply and $3,138.40 from Dakota Ammo Inc. for the annual purchase of ammunition for the Quincy Police Department
- $5,888 for prisoner area equipment from Sharp Communications Inc.
- $3,422.20 for emergency lighting equipment from Comsource Service Inc.
- $15,251 for the taxiway re-striping by Control Line Inc. at the Quincy Regional Airport
- Allow off-street parking in front of the church located at 1527 Madison
The Council denied a request for a 2-way stop to be converted to a 4-way stop at the intersection of 20th and Spruce.
Lexze Mann, 1st Ward Alderwoman, made a motion to table the naming Seminary Road between 12th and 18th Streets as “Jack Mackenzie Drive” until residents were given the chance to voice their opinions.
Ordinances will be drafted for the following:
- Re-zoning of the lot at 1612 North 24th St. from residential to commercial
- Subdivision property at 1301 South 12th be created into three new lots
- A special permit for a planned development at 1739 Oak St. to lease Suites B and C in the building for religious purposes and to operate a café
- A zoning change from residential to commercial for property located at 2336 Oak
Council will discuss the ordinances at the next meeting, Monday August, 26, 2013.