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      Quincy City Council approves subdivision

      The Quincy City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to allow the development of 47 lots south of Spring Lake Estates and west of Spring Lake Estates additions.

      After more than two-and-a-half years since it was first proposed, a new subdivision will be developed in Quincy.

      The Quincy City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to allow the development of 47 lots south of Spring Lake Estates and west of Spring Lake Estates additions.

      Adam Booth owns the nearly 40-acre property and first proposed the development in March of 2011.

      "There was really nothing in our city code that would prohibit this number of lots to be developed," Mayor of Quincy Kyle Moore said. "The plan commission had said two years before this that there was an issue of a fire code - that fire code ruling was overruled by our building commission, so really there was no reason to deny this request," he said.

      The City Council took the final vote tonight after the development was endorsed by the City Plan Commission last week. The Commission's approval included a recommendation that Booth would not be required to build a secondary entrance road to the subdivision.

      However, nearby residents still voiced safety and traffic concerns at Tuesday's council meeting. The intersection of 12th Street and Spring Lake Road was described as dangerous for motorists, and residents said increased traffic would raise the potential for accidents.

      But the council voted 12 to none, with two members absent, in favor of the development.

      With the final approval, Booth is now free to develop what he plans to call Ridgeview Estates.