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Big developments in the works for Scott

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The City of Scott's comprehensive plan is in place, but the final product is still a few years away. But with new development means the city still has to create ordinances.

Scott's Comprehensive Planner, Pat Logan says they're ironing out all the details from A to Z in order to protect the future layout.

"(We're looking at) the right kind of buildings, the right kind of setbacks, landscaping, signage," said Logan.

Logan says even with new subdivisions and businesses in the works they want to preserve Scott's unique identity.

Among the rules ideas floating around are things like requiring new businesses to put their parking lots in the back instead of the front--something a little more pleasing to the eye. Logan says besides maintaining a distinctive downtown area, they've already purchased some land for a project along the railroad tracks.

"We're currently getting bids to put a pavilion there. So we can have a farmer's market and maybe some other community activities," said Logan.

One of the biggest projects in sight is the Apollo Road corridor plan, which will link the frontage road through Scott and into Lafayette. And for all those land and homeowners along the two mile stretch, there should be word on their situation fairly soon.

Appraisals are underway and we plan to make some offers in the next couple of weeks. The city is hoping to have concrete ordinances in place in the next few months in order to get moving.

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