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December 6, 2013

Eyes to the future


He vehemently suggested the city take a flexible approach to requests for development in the city rather than relying on the financial-woe excuse to not add infrastructure.

Further, Commission member Sue Tugana said, with the new Clinton middle school being built in the Mill Creek area, residential development to the contiguous west seems likely to follow.

The group also amended the map to change the area where the Insurance Group is located off 18th Street from commercial to residential to prevent it from being permanently classified as commercial in case the property is ever 60 percent destroyed.

Commission members unanimously agreed to the changes, which will now move on to the council for approval. If approved, the commission will use the document as the city develops.

"This is really supposed to be your guide of what you can even consider," Kinser said. "Changing this does not change the zoning, but it gives you the authority to come back and say, 'that zoning fits with our vision for the city.'"

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