Up to six new houses would be built near the Fort Dodge intersection of North 22nd Street and 25th Avenue North under a plan unveiled Tuesday.
The proposal from Iowa Growth Investors Inc., of Polk City, calls for subdividing a large lot the company owns on the west side of that intersection and tearing down five rental properties that stand there now. Those rental houses are at 2474, 2484, 2492 and 2498 North 22nd St.
They would be replaced with the new houses. The plan also would provide some land for the eventual construction of a new piece of 25th Avenue North extending west from North 22nd Street.
David Lindberg, a spokesman for Iowa Growth Investors Inc., said the houses will probably be built next year.
The city's Plan and Zoning Commission took two actions Tuesday to support the project. First, the commission members recommended approval of the preliminary plat, which is a diagram showing where the lots, buildings and utilities will be located.
Next, the commission recommended that the zoning on part of the property be switched from agricultural to single family residential.
The City Council will have the final say on the proposed changes.