Florissant City Council to vote on park land swap measure that would bring new subdivision, more green space

The Florissant City Council on Monday night will vote on a measure that would turn park acreage into a new subdivision. It’s a trade-off that would actually result in more green space for Florissant.

Mayor Timothy Lowery said Florissant is a growing community, attracting young families, and their research shows this is the type of housing they are looking for. It would also allow the city to add to the tax base.

“It definitely has a positive impact on the city, the fire district and the school district,” Lowery said.

This McBride Homes development involves what is essentially a land swap, which would allow residential development on a rear, undeveloped portion of Koch Park, and in return, the addition of new park land adjacent to Sunset Park. The net result is 108 new single-family homes and 12 additional acres of green space.

The homes would range in size from 1,200 square feet to 2,500 square feet, with homes priced anywhere from $250,000 to $500,000.

“We went through our comprehensive plan a couple years ago, and that’s one thing they continued to mention – we just don’t have that type of step-up home. Most of our homes were built prior to the 1970s, and this is going to give our families a new option,” said Lowery.

Lowery says the measure has gone through the planning and zoning commission, and a public hearing at the most recent city council meeting.

The measure is up for the second and final reading, Monday night.

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