Construction continues Tuesday on Estates of Dubuque, a gated community that is located on the northwest part of Dubuque. The community will be limited to those who are at least 55 years old.
CORRECTED: A photo used with an earlier version of this story did not show the correct location of the proposed gated community, which will be located north of Sickle Lane.
A developer seeks to construct a gated community for older adults on the northwest edge of Dubuque.
Ewing Properties plans to develop 35 single-family homes on a 14-acre plot near the intersection of John F. Kennedy and Derby Grange roads. The homes would function as a cooperative community for residents ages 55 and older with private streets, a clubhouse and a parking lot.
“This really is an asset to everybody,” said Heather Ropp, a regional director for Ewing Properties, which has an office in Dubuque. “It’s going to be a beautiful community. It will be very well built.”
Dubuque City Council members this week unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to rezone the property from single-family residential to planned unit development with a planned residential designation. However, they opted not to waive additional readings of the ordinance to give the developer time to communicate with area residents who have expressed concerns.
BIZTIMES | PHOTO CREDIT: DAVE KETTERING
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