Blaine housing projects approved

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The Blaine City Council has approved the rezoning of property that will be needed for the Blaine Quail Creek 10th Addition.

The council Aug. 3 unanimously agreed to rezone the property from farm residential to single-family residential for the easterly 80 acres of the property to match the rest of the Quail Creek development. The council also approved the preliminary plat.

“This plat will complete the final stages of the Quail Creek Development,” according to Planning and Development Director Bryan Schafer.

It includes the vacant land between the Quail Creek and Wagamon Ranch developments.

Included in the plat is an access connection to Wagamon Ranch through the 132nd Avenue alignment.

“This connection is an essential element of the interconnectivity that the city seeks to provide between the neighborhoods in this area,” Schafer said in his report.

Along with the 10th addition of Quail Creek comes $394,944 in park dedication fees for the 96 new lots. This money will be paid on a per-lot basis as the development is phased.

Johnstons Blaine Estates

On a smaller scale, the council also approved a plat for four lots and an outlot at the corner of 91st Avenue and Dunkirk Street for Johnstons Blaine Estates.

The 2.93-acre property will be subdivided to include the existing single-family home and create three new building lots.

One lot will be created on the east side of a proposed extension of Dunkirk Street. The existing home will continue to access 91st Avenue, along with the newly created lots 3 and 4, according to Schafer. The outlot is for future development.

Multiple connection charges will come due with platting, including $15,428 for the Dunkirk Street lot and $22,717 for each of the lots on 91st Avenue.

The city hopes to complete the Dunkirk Street extension in 2018 and the cost of those improvements will be assessed to adjoining properties, according to the resolution approved by council.

Park dedication fees will also be applied to the three new single-family lots, at a rate of $4,114 per lot.

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