IG council asked to consider housing development

Jan Hewitt approached the Ida Grove City Council Oct. 2 about developing seven acres of property he owns between West Fifth and West Seventh Streets into an area where five to six houses or possibly apartments could be built (Hewitt would not build the houses, only make lots available).

Hewitt, formerly of Ida Grove, who now lives in Sergeant Bluff, said he and his wife are considering moving back to Ida Grove. Hewitt said he is considering building his own house in that area.

Hewitt said he believes there is a market for houses in a moderate price range. “There are a lot of empty houses in town, but not a lot of nice houses available. I think there is a need for two- to three-bedroom houses on a little bigger lot.”

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