PLEASANT VIEW -- Willow Brook subdivision Phase 2 has infrastructure in place and is ready to be developed, says a city official.
This is a project that has languished and was finally taken over by the lender, said Community Development Director Bruce Talbot.
"The builders were concerned about doing all the lots in one chunk," he said. "The bank is trying to sell. They proposed doing this in one big plat with fewer lots and open space for the whole project."
Talbot said Phase 2 of Willow Brook has never been recorded. The subdivision is west of U.S. 89 at 2125 North.
Councilman Michael Humphreys commented that it's an open area and asked if it would be improved.
"Instead of just a retention area, it will have improvements as well," Talbot said. "This is one that will include $40,000 worth of fencing."
"Awhile back, we had unhappy residents of this subdivision, with water problems and Phase 1 not being complete," Humphreys said. "I don't know if that's been resolved."
"I don't know if Phase 2 will help that a lot, other than completion of the detention basin," Talbot said.
"There was not a land drain, that's one problem," Humphreys said, adding that residents of the subdivision had asked why the city was not more involved.
"It's mostly resolved itself with some upstart land drain work. We won't find out until spring if it has worked," Talbot said.
"We're basically just allowing the developer, which is now the bank, to go and build it in smaller pieces," said Mayor Doug Clifford.
"This is just approval of what has already been granted, but just smaller lots," Talbot said.
Fire hydrants and electricity are in place, and addresses have been assigned to all lots -- they have just not yet been recorded. Talbot also said culinary and secondary water lines are in place.
Council members unanimously approved Phase 2 of the subdivision.