The Iowa Falls City Council gave its permission Monday for the city to spend more than $70,000 on initial plans to develop 58 acres of river adjacent property into the Scenic City’s newest neighborhood.
In January the city spent $350,000 to buy the property along River Road. The land - a former dairy - sits inside city limits. In approving the purchase, city leaders said it will give them the opportunity to make lots available for single family home construction. And their proximity to the river, council members speculated, could make them particularly attractive.