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Building subdivisions in west Springfield sparks controversy

The Location Sketch Maps which are basically the blueprints for the developments are about to expire, which were acquired in 2013. (WICS)

There’s a growing debate about building new subdivisions in West Springfield.

Using Centennial Pointe and Davis Farm as areas for new duplexes sparked discussion on Tuesday night at Committee of the Whole.

Some residents said the poor roads need the attention first.

They said the traffic into the area could cause problems to the quality of the streets and the safety of their families.

"Think about it,” said one Centennial Park Place resident, Jan Kuhl. “The children on the school bus, they go to New Berlin, there's a lot of construction going on all the time, with the roundabout, there's going to be constructed with the new subdivision."

The office of Public Works said the project had already been anticipated when the landowner bought the two areas back in 2005.

The Location Sketch Maps which are basically the blueprints for the developments are about to expire, which were acquired in 2013.

Tuesday, developers were asking for a new approval for the sketch maps.

The ordinance passed the Committee of the Whole which means, the sketch maps will go to the debate or a vote at the next city council meeting.

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