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Public Meetings Set For Comprehensive Plan Update


David Bova, community development administrator, told the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission that meetings would be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 29 and 10 a.m., Aug. 30 to get public input on updating the city’s comprehension plan.

The plan was last updated in 1997.

Chairman Gary Roth asked if the plan is progressing on schedule.

“We are maybe a couple of weeks behind,” Bova said, “but we should still be on track to finish in about 18 months.”

The commission also approved the requested subdivision of a parcel of land on the  north side of the 500 block of Progress Parkway. The city and the Church of Ste. Genevieve had swapped land in the area, where the city hopes to see a new subdivision developed in the near future.

“One of the steps we should have taken was to divide this large parcel that was owned by the archdiocese, one that was traded to us and one that would remain with them,” Bova said. “We are currently catching up.”

A parcel of 49.2 acres now belongs to the city.

Commission member Carl Kinskey asked whether any developers had expressed interest in building a subdivision yet.

Bova said that things had not reached that point yet.

Kinskey asked whether a business would be allowed to locate there.

“No, technically, the property is an R-1 zone,” City Administrator Happy Welch said. The commission would have to approve a change in zoning before that could happen.

The subdivision of the parcel was approved unanimously.

The meeting took approximately nine minutes. It also saw Roth reelected chairman by acclimation and Amanda Hutchings elected secretary by acclimation.