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Norfolk City Council denies rezone for residential development

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NORFOLK, NE (KTIV/US92) -

Some Siouxland real estate planners are heading back to the drawing board after a proposed residential development was shot down by the city this week. Mejstrik Properties, a real estate firm based out of Howells, Nebraska, presented plans to build duplexes and triplexes on some land on Norfolk's west side earlier this year.

The proposed development would have been built near Faith Regional Health Services hospital, and needed the area's zoning to be changed from commercial to residential to accommodate the project. From the time the development was first proposed to the Norfolk Planning Commission, business owners in the area raised concerns over putting multi-dwelling housing in that part of town.

The development was officially shot down by the Norfolk City Council this week by a 6-1 margin. Available housing remains an issue in Norfolk. Economic development officials told the council this week that their current rate of property development is not keeping pace with the city is projected to need for housing by 2020.

 

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