City reviewing ordinance changes for Riverwalk Addition

Hillsboro mayor calls demand for additional rental housing in city 'urgent,’ backs zoning changes

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 6:00 am

Hillsboro city commissioners plan to make changes to the city’s 40-year-old ordinances to allow for shifting demands in residential development.

Anxious to move forward with residential growth west of Interstate 29 in the proposed Riverwalk Addition, City Commission President Terry Sando outlined options at Monday’s meeting to tweak zoning categories and resize the minimum frontage for residential lots.

Sando said the demand for rental housing in Hillsboro is “urgent” and changes are needed to foster that.

“I had to turn away two people last week” because no rental housing was available in town, Sando said.

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