Subdivision planned for Linwood
A son is trying to realize the dream of his mother by developing a new subdivision in the city of Linwood.
Lawrence developer Howard Kastl said he has donated a large piece of land to the city to be used for the construction of a new city park, which would be built in honor of his mother.
"My family had owned the land since the 1970s and it was always a wish of my mom to have a city park in Linwood," Kastl said.
The land designated for the park will be part of a development Kastl is building.
Peak Subdivision will be located just a few blocks from downtown Linwood and will feature 11 single-family homes on large lots, Kastl said.
The subdivision will sit on approximately five acres of land, Kastl said.
The houses will be priced from $100,000-$130,000. The subdivision will also have asphalt streets with curbs and gutters, Kastl said.
"The city of Linwood is very excited about getting new families in the city and we are very excited about coming here," Kastl said.
Kastl said the development has been in the works since November 1999.
The Linwood Planning Commission has already approved the final plat for the development and preliminary work is currently underway.
Construction of the first house can be expected in the near future, Kastl said.
The city of Linwood and the developer have also been working in conjunction on some of the roads and utilities for the subdivision. The Peak Subdivision is the first new addition of its size in Linwood in more than 30 years, city officials said.
The development comes at a time when Linwood has shown a slight decrease in population.
Between 1990 and the 2000 census Linwood showed a decrease in population from 409 to 374.