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Colfax approves rezone for twin home

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — The Colfax Village Board has approved a rezone for a lot on Iverson Road from single family residential (R1) to zero lot line single family residential (R6) to allow the construction of a twin home.

Following a public hearing on the rezone at the June 9 meeting, the Colfax Village Board unanimously approved the request for a rezone from David Rufledt of Bloomer.

Rufledt will be the contractor building the twin home.

The Colfax Plan Commission recommended at the May meeting that the Colfax Village Board approve the rezone.

The lot on Iverson Road where Rufledt is proposing to build the twin home is between existing property owned by the Eides at 605 Iverson Road and the Toycens at 609 Iverson Road.

Rufledt is intending to separate out the edges of the property on either side of the lot and sell the edges to the existing property owners.

Mark Toycen attended the June 9 public hearing and said he had no objection to Rufledt’s request for a rezone.

Unfortunately, Rufledt suffered an accident at work and will be laid up for about a month, although the project is still expected to remain on schedule, said Krag Blomberg, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Affiliates out of Eau Claire, who will be selling the twin home.

The difference between a twin home and a duplex is that under the twin home designation, each homeowner owns his or her side of the twin home, just as if it were any other single family residence. The only part of the residence owned jointly is the roof.

The proposed twin home will be 46 feet wide by 70 feet long, and the remaining footage on the lot will be 134 feet.

The lot will need a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to bring it out of the floodplain.

At the May plan commission meeting, Rufledt said he was hoping to start construction around August 1 and to have the twin home completed by the end of the year.