KEARNEY — The Kearney City Council has postponed until June 25 its discussion of a proposed 159-house subdivision in northeast Kearney.
Developer Tim Norwood was scheduled to ask for approval of his plans to build the Arbor Lodge Subdivision in northeast Kearney. If approved, the subdivision would be bordered on the west by Avenue N, on the south by 63rd Street and on the north by 67th Street. Agricultural land is to the east.
The proposed subdivision would be adjacent to the Buffalo Ridge Subdivision, but residents of that neighborhood said they are concerned that traffic from the Arbor View Subdivision could be too much for their county-maintained gravel streets and asked for the City Council to devise a solution.
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Several Buffalo Ridge neighbors had written letters expressing their concerns about the proposed subdivision. In addition, Buffalo County Zoning Administrator Jason Wozniak addressed a “letter of concern/comment” regarding Arbor View’s plans. “The proposed subdivision has inadequate width of streets. As platted, they are 60 feet and not the county’s minimum of 66 feet width. The cul-de-sacs are also less than the county’s required minimum width,” Wozniak wrote. “The proposed subdivision will add additional traffic to East 67th Street, as it is situated in Buffalo Ridge Subdivision.”