Belleville aldermen on Monday approved a request by McBride & Son Homes to build 85 additional houses in the final phase of the Green Mount Manor subdivision located near the Green Mount Commons shopping center on the east side of the city.
So far, 184 single-family homes have been built in the subdivision but these will be the first ones built there by Chesterfield, Mo.-based McBride & Son.
The first phase of the subdivision was approved nine years ago.
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In other business
▪ The City Council voted unanimously to deny Herbert Patterson’s request to open a used car dealership at 913 Sherman St. Three area residents spoke against the plan while Patterson did not speak.
The residents were concerned about extra traffic causing safety problems and that the dealership would cause property values to decline.
▪ Mayor Mark Eckert presented Charlie Kramer of the Community Kindness Re-sale Shoppe with a proclamation honoring the shop for 20 years of service. The store at 500 E. Main St. is staffed with volunteers and the proceeds support charities.
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 because Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day.