Proposed Re-Zoning Of Some Land In Southern Hills Area Of Spirit Lake Is Generating Controversy

Thu 5-2-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- A proposal to rezone some land in the Southern Hills area of Spirit Lake is drawing some controversy.

A public hearing to rezone some vacant land south of 36th Street and Pinewood Drive from R1, single family residential to R3, multi-family residential, will be held at the May 14th Spirit Lake City Council meeting.

Those living in that area are expressing concern over the proposed re-zoning, saying it would allow things such as a multi-unit apartment complex to be built there. They claim such a development would threaten the integrity of the neighborhood, which is predominantly comprised of single family homes.