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First filing of IGL Construction property rezoning approved

First filing of IGL Construction property rezoning approved

The Spencer City Council may fast-track a request from IGL Construction that its property at 221 32nd Avenue West be rezoned from mobile home to A residential district.

Council members approved the first of three filings of an ordinance approved the rezoning with a 7-0 vote. Ron Hanson, Ward 5 council member, asked City Attorney Don Hemphill how the process could be sped up.

“I think you’re going to have the final plat before you at your next meeting,” Hemphill said. “Then if you want at that time, you could complete this rezoning.”

Mayor Kevin Robinson said the council could waive the required third reading at its next meeting later this month.

The council has expressed support for IGL’s project. The company plans to build a significant number of residential homes on the property, which is south of the Pivot Point facility.

“The city is grateful,” Robinson said. “I’ve heard a lot of positive comments about that property looking different than it used to and we look forward to new housing going into that area.”

A public hearing was held Tuesday before the council approved the first filing of the ordinance. There were no written or oral arguments for or against shared at the meeting during the hearing.

The Spencer Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the change be approved at its August 12 meeting.

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