Kearney City Council members postpone decision on proposed development
KEARNEY, Neb. —
The Kearney City Council discussed a proposal that could bring more office spaces and family housing.
On Tuesday evening, it was a heated discussion at the meeting.
Council decided to postpone the decision of adding a commercial office space and single family lots.
The almost eight acre Loyd Glen Estates would be next to the Brandt and Fountain Hills subdivisions.
According to the city manager, the Kearney planning commission voted to approve the development.
The city of Kearney says this has been a vacant pasture for years.
Council members were unsure about how this would work, in regards to where it would be. Members said that it doesn't make sense to go through a residential area to get to the lot and a main street would provide easier access.
"We tabled it and we will go back and the developer will go back and present some new plans and we will work with the city’s staff to maybe looking at some alternatives so we can come back and still get that area developed,” said city of Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse.
The mayor said as a city, the biggest question is have they looked over everything?
This is why the council decided to not vote on this issue yet.
Neighbors in the room complained that this would cause traffic issues and they were not for this idea.
The mayor said this area has been difficult to develop for the city.
Council members and the planning commission will discuss this issue and figure out a plan in the next months.