Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet October 18, 2018

A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Riverdale has been called for Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room at City Hall. An official notice will appear in the Quad-City Times on Thursday, October 11th and will be posted to the City’s public notice board on the North side of City Hall.

The meeting is a public hearing and will involve reviewing the final plat for the first phase of the Woods Estates of Riverdale Subdivision, developed by Seth Woods and Woods Development.

Notices will be sent to every resident of Riverdale, per City code.

The Woods Estates Subdivision is a 94.69 acre residential subdivision located southwest of Manor Drive and northwest of State Street/US 67 and was formerly known as the Welch farm. Phase I of the subdivision covers approximately 17.7 acres and includes thirteen sign family lots and two outlets for the stormwater management detention basins which will be used for the entire subdivision.

All interested persons are invited to appear and be heard at the meeting. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments on these proposals. Comments should be sent to:

Tim Long, Zoning Administrator
Riverdale City Hall
110 Manor Drive
Riverdale, IA 52722

Written comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday, October 18.

If you have any further questions, you can reach Mr. Long by calling City Hall: 563-355-2511

Wendy Syverud named to Riverdale’s Planning and Zoning Commission

Wendy Syverud named to Riverdale’s Planning and Zoning Commission


Riverdale resident Wendy Syverud will be put forward as Mayor Mike Bawden’s latest appointment to the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission at the next meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Syverud has a history of actively questioning the City on the enforcement of its various sub-division ordinances and zoning regulations, specifically as it relates to the Woods Estates development.

“My interest in nominating Wendy was not in finding ways to frustrate the developer on the Woods Estates project, but rather to make sure the concerns in the community about compliance with standing ordinances, the terms of the development agreement and other issues are identified and brought forward, considered and addressed in a timely manner,” explained Bawden.

“In my book, Wendy’s involvement on the P&Z Commission will require all of us to be more deliberate in communicating where things stand on projects and what the community can expect to come next,” he continued.

“We all know a sub-division will be built on the former Welch Farm property, it’s now incumbent on those of us in leadership positions in the City to make sure it’s done right and in a way that’s mutually beneficial to both the developer and the community.”

A final decision on the leadership structure for the commission will also be announced at the City Council meeting on September 11th.

PUBLIC NOTICE: 05/24/18 P&Z Meeting Packet Available

PUBLIC NOTICE: 05/24/18 P&Z Meeting Packet Available

A copy of the information packet provided to Planning & Zoning Commission Members in advance of their May 24th meeting can be downloaded here.

Please note that the download is 13.5 MB in size and may take some time over slow connections.

Zoning Administrator, Tim Long, also advises that a copy of the minutes from the previous P&Z Commission meeting will be forthcoming.

Planning & Zoning Commission asks developer to address concerns on Woods Estate water detention area

Planning & Zoning Commission asks developer to address concerns on Woods Estate water detention area

Riverdale’s Planning & Zoning Commission met on Thursday, May 24th and was joined by 8 residents, and Council members Littrel and Heddlesten. According to Zoning Administrator, Tim Long, the meeting included “a reasoned Q & A with the public, the Commission, our engineer and J & M’s new engineer.”

The developer, Woods Construction, will work to address issues with the proposed detention area – looking to greatly diminish the large one originally proposed by means of distributed detention throughout the project.  As a result, the proposed subdivision will lose building lots in the process. The exact number of lots and the re-configuration of the neighborhood is not known at this time.

The preliminary plat, once re-drawn, will come back to the Planning & Zoning Commission for another review.  The developer is in process to define and obtain needed real estate from Arconic to build out an Iowa DOT-approved intersection.