Washington Evening Journal
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The North Ridge Subdivision is now open for business.
On Monday night, the Kalona City Council approved the final plat for the first phase of the subdivision in what is now called the Southtown area of Kalona.
“They have 64 lots ready for construction,” City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh said. “They are ready to go, and they look absolutely wonderful.”
Adam Kos of CJ Moyna & Sons, the project developer, said that the passage of the final plat clears the way for people to purchase lots and begin home construction.
“We already have some lots that are presold, but they are waiting to close on them,” Kos said. “Now, they are able to close on them.”
The North Ridge Subdivision consists of 64 lots on just over 56 acres of the former Shiloh Church property situated south of Kalona. The city annexed the 284-acre property in early 2020.
Of those 64 lots, 51 are zoned R-1 (single family residential), 10 are zoned R-2 (two-dwelling residential) and three lots are zoned R-3 (multifamily residential).
Kos said that the R-2 lots are designated for zero-lot-line homes, while the R-3 lots are designated for town house style homes.
The developer began dirt work on the site last fall after the city approved the preliminary plat.
This spring, the developer continued working to get streets set and paved and other infrastructure in place.
“We’re not accepting the streets or infrastructure at this time,” Schlabaugh said. “There are just a couple of punch list items left to be done.”
With the final plat for the North Ridge Subdivision approved, CJ Moyna & Sons is getting ready to move forward with a second subdivision on the property.
The council set a June 21 public hearing for rezoning 21.56 acres along the east side of the property along Nutmeg Avenue from A-1 (agriculture) to R-1 (single family residential).
This area will be called the Incline Grove Subdivision and will consist of seven or eight large lots, Kos said.
The council set a second June 21 public hearing for rezoning eight lots in the second phase of the North Ridge Subdivision and one lot from the first phase from R-1 (single family residential) to R-2 (two-dwelling residential).
Schlabaugh said that the developer is requesting the change due to increased demand for zero-lot-line homes.