Alton Groundbreaking

(ALTON)– The city of Alton is adding a new housing development on the west side of town. At Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony of Fair View Meadows second addition, Alton Mayor Ron Minten said that the city has been working hard to make Alton a better place for its citizens. In addition to street projects, a new library and museum, Minten said that developing land for housing is good for the tax base.

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Tom Kiernan, vice president of the Alton Development Corporation, explains the addition at Fair Meadows.

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Kiernan added that one lot has already been sold in Alton’s new housing development. No specific date has been outlined for the completion of the final phase. (Angela Drake, KLEM News)