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updated: 11/15/2013 11:29 AM

Geneva east bank riverside housing to stay single-family for now

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With no comment, the Geneva city council agreed this week to revise its Downtown/Station Area Master Plan, which calls for multifamily housing on the Fox River south of the former Mill Race Inn.

Instead, the plan will reflect the current single-family status of the area.

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The council will take a binding vote Monday on the change.

It will also change a land-use restriction for properties in the area, to let houses be built farther back on their lots than normally allowed. Doing so would allow new homes to match the setbacks of existing houses.

The owners of two empty lots asked the city to remove the "multifamily" designation, believing the designation was hindering the sale of the lots, according to a city memo on the proposal.

Neighbors also testified at a meeting in May that they don't want multifamily housing along the river in that area.

The Downtown/Station Area Master Plan calls for increasing the number of people living in the downtown as a way to pump up business. The east bank of the river was identified as an opportunity site for mixed-use buildings, with multifamily housing, possibly for senior citizens.

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