On Monday, Aug. 12, the Hesston City Council approved the final plat for additional lots in West Embers.
“This will create space for 12 new homes. And it will connect the existing street to Knott. This will be housing behind the Mennonite Brethren Church,” said City Administrator John Carder
Carder said the original West Embers plan included 144 residential properties.
”As far as current housing, there are about 50 homes. The first one was 39 to 49,” said Carder.
Carder said the new lots will have specials to help pay for additional lots.
“There is one fire hydrant at about $3,000 and that is our total commitment because the intersections are already paid for,” he said.
Carder said it would be an asset to the City and community to grow with the additional residential zoning.
“We’ve worked with the engineers. The financial guarantees are fine. The planning and drainage has been done and this rain, we have it accommodated,” he said.
According to Carder, construction on the new street and residential accommodations could begin before the first of the year and at the latest, spring of 2014.
Council voted unanimously to finalize and approve the platting of the 12 lots.