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WATERLOO — A preliminary plat for a 129-acre housing development near Orange Elementary School is up for approval this week.

The Waterloo City Council is scheduled Monday to consider the plat for Paradise Estates, a 209-lot housing addition to be developed by Hope Martin “Buzz” Anderson around the school at the northeast corner of Kimball Avenue and Orange Road.

Council members voted April 10 to approve rezoning the land from agricultural to residential use despite heavy opposition from existing Orange neighborhood homeowners.

A primary concern involved traffic issues around the school and the impact additional homes and road connections would have on the area.

The preliminary plat shows the road and lot layout for the proposed development along with water detention areas.

The Planning, Programming and Zoning Commission has endorsed the preliminary plan with a condition the developer complete a traffic study before submitting a final plat. The final plat is required before any lots can be developed.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Other scheduled agenda items include:

  • Voting to set a May 29 public hearing date on a proposed lease for Verve Kombucha to occupy the RiverLoop Public Market Building at least through June 2025. Verve was one of three businesses submitting proposals to lease the building.
  • A resolution for the city to buy 19 acres of land for $285,000 from John and Dessie Rottinghaus along the east side of North Elk Run Road north of Tannery Drive. The land would be acquired for future industrial development.

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Waterloo City Reporter

Waterloo city reporter for the Courier

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