The Napoleon Planning Commission Tuesday approved recommending a preliminary plat of development near Lynn and Clairmont avenues.

The owner of the property wants to split three lots and sell them as residential properties. As a condition of the development one of the lots, which is at the end of Lynne Avenue, would be sold or developed last in case the road is extended.

Concerns presented at the meeting from current nearby residents of the area included loss of view for some and lowering of property values. However, it was decided those do not relate to the conditions of the plat approval.

Napoleon City Manager Joel Mazur said the plans meet zoning and setback requirements.

A representative of the property owner stated letters of approval were received from Napoleon Area City Schools and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The commission voted 3-0 to recommend approval of the development and the issue will now go to city council.

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