2 months ago by Bob Gough
New subdivision would border Spring Lake Estates
The Quincy Plan Commission overwhelmingly endorsed the long-discussed Ridgeview Estates subdivision Tuesday night.
Developer Adam Booth first brought his proposal to the City in 2011. At that time, Booth wanted to build 55 units on nearly 40 acres. He dropped that number to 47 after some concerns regarding a secondary access road. Ridgeview Estates subdivision requires accessing Spring Lake’s Long Drive as it is located adjacent to the south and west of Spring Lake Estates.
The City’s Planning and Development department recommended a two phase build that would put 30 homes in and then 17 once a secondary access road was put in.
Booth asked the Commission to go ahead and build all 47 units and the Commission accepted his request.
Two Spring Lake residents spoke to the commission and raised concerns about increased traffic counts.
“I don’t see a basis in our code that says this shouldn’t be approved,” said Commission Member Jim Citro, who made the motion to approve Booth’s request and overrule the staff recommendation. “I have been unable to come up with a rationale for declining the request and move we approve.”
The Quincy City Council has final approval and should take up the issue next week as the
Council meets on Tuesday because of the Columbus Day holiday.