LAPEL — The Lapel Town Council has approved the final plat for a new subdivision with work expected to start this spring.

The council Thursday approved the request by Arbor Homes for the Tuscany subdivision to the east of Sixth Street and Central Way.

Arbor Homes is planning to build 53 single-family homes that will be approximately 1,500 square feet and cost an estimated $200,000 each.

The developer has already built the streets and the water and sewer lines.

Tuscany is located within the town limits.

Council members also discussed the implementation of park and thoroughfare impact fees to be imposed on future developments to help pay for road and park maintenance in the future. Chad Blake, vice president of the council, said the fees will be determined once a study is completed by the Kimley Horn engineering company.

Currently, developers pay an impact fee for the water and sewer systems.
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