The Washington City Council last week approved three separate requests from the developer of the Overlook at Weber Farms.

The council approved the annexation of 4.19 acres, rezoning of 3.58 acres in the subdivision and a preliminary plat all requested by Vic Hoerstkamp of Northern Star Homes.

On Feb. 12, the planning board unanimously made the recommendation that the council approve the requests.

The annexation is for property directly south of the existing subdivision. It is adjacent to the existing city limits and will have access via Shirley Close Road and Kuenzel Drive, according to Sal Maniaci, community and economic development director.

Hoerstkamp requested that the property be annexed into the city as R-10 single-family residential.

A second application was a request to rezone 3.58 acres, situated between the existing subdivision and the proposed annexation, from R-1A 10,000-square-feet single-family residential to R-1D 7,500-square-foot residential.

The council also approved a preliminary plat for the Overlook at Weber Farms Plat 3. This next phase of the subdivision includes the extension of Kuenzel Drive and Shirley Close Road to allow for the creation of 25 lots, according to Maniaci.

The plat will terminate Kuenzel Drive by connecting it to Shirley Close Road as well as terminating Shirley Close Road with a 96-foot-wide cul-de-sac.

Maniaci explained that with the termination of both streets, it creates a dead end in the subdivision, however, previous phases have required a corridor be recorded between the existing subdivision and The Villas at Weber Farms allowing for two points of ingress and egress once the connection is made.

Construction plans show a max slope of 12 percent on each proposed street extension.

Conditions of approval include the construction plans show hydrants located at every intersection. The number of hydrants and their locations must meet minimum standard set forth in the development code; documentation showing offsite stormwater detention must be provided with construction plans; and the final plat must denote the street grades that exceed 10 percent.