New housing on the way to Walnut Ridge

New housing on the way to Walnut Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - New duplexes could soon be on the way to Walnut Ridge.

At a city council meeting Monday night, a request to rezone property on 522 NE Third Street from R1 to R2 was approved by council members using an emergency clause.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp said Walnut Ridge-based Twin City Development bought the property with plans to build duplexes on it and renovate an unoccupied home.

A new alderman was also appointed at Monday's meeting.

Council members chose Angela Abbot to fill the Ward 3 alderman position left vacant after the death of her husband Daniel Abbott.

The council also passed the 2017 operating budget.

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