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Developers Seek Rezoning for Dubuque’s 1st Gated Community

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.

The Estates of Dubuque Location

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.



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