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Yorkville OKs a rare request — for new subdivision

Updated: February 28, 2013 6:37AM

YORKVILLE – It used to happen all the time, as a regular part of City Council business.

But in recent years, approving a new subdivision has been rare indeed.

Aldermen this week approved the final plat for a three-lot subdivision on about 3 acres at the southwest corner of East Main and Bruell streets.

The land is in an older part of town, about a block from the north bank of the Fox River.

A swim club used to be on the site — which will be called the Salek Subdivision of Lion’s Pool. The swim club was vacated, buildings demolished and the swimming pool filled in.

Landowners Kyle and Kelly Salek plan to build a house on one of the three lots that will be created on the land.

Kelly Salek told aldermen there are no other plans for the other two lots right now.

“The intention is to keep it for ourselves to build on,” she said.

The property already is zoned for single-family housing, so no zoning change was needed. The land around the area has single family or duplex uses on it.

The Plan Commission and City Council both approved the resubdivision on unanimous votes.

With three lots, it was a far cry from the large subdivisions the city routinely approved during the first years of the 2000s. But Community Development Director Kristi Noble pointed out the city did approve a similar resubdivision last year.

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