The Exeter City Council may make its decision on a plan to develop 1,300 homes on 320 acres in Exeter during its March 14 meeting.

The plan has been hotly contested by several residents currently living in or adjacent to the planning area which is framed by Visalia Road to the north, Glaze Avenue to the south, Belmont Road to the east and Elberta Avenue to the west.

The project includes: a 22-acre school site; four one-and-a-half-acre parks; a landscaped walking/bicycling trail around the edge of the entire planning area totaling about 3 acres; a commercial corridor along the south side of Visalia Road between Belmont and Elberta; a new major road from Visalia Road to Glaze; the extension of Jacob and Elberta south to Glaze and Powell, Firebaugh and Chestnut west to Elberta; six roundabouts; and four new city water wells to meet the future demands of growth.

Copies of the plan can be checked out at Exeter City Hall, 137 N. F St. during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in council chambers at City Hall. For more information, call 592-3710.

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