New rental duplexes on Clement Road and the area around the city’s wastewater treatment plant both generated plenty of discussion at the Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen meeting on February 11.
Developers Gail and Steve Zoellner and some adjacent property owners attended to discuss the duplex project.
Five buildings, with a total of 10 rental units, will be built as part of the project. Several questions were asked concerning set-backs from the property lines and width of the entrance to the property.
Mayor Paul Monia initially said he would be satisfied with a 30-foot wide entrance. The road is 22 feet gutter to gutter, Steve Zoellner said.
Ward 2 Alderman Chris “Sappy” Basler said that on a past project, a 32-foot wide entrance had been required even off of a 16-foot-wide street.
Steve Zoellner said he would go with whatever width the city wanted. It was finally settled that the entrance would be 32 feet wide.
The buildings will be 17 feet off the property line, but the Zoellners would like to build a 10-foot patio.
Monia said the city’s 15-foot set-back requirement “is for structures only,” making a concrete patio permissible.
However, Monia warned that the city would still be free to dig through whatever was placed on the easement, in an emergency.
See complete story in the February 19 edition of the Herald.