Savannah Place subdivision

The first phase of the Savannah Place subdivision on Horine Road in Festus will include 40 homes.

The Festus City Council has approved the Phase 1 plat for the Savannah Place subdivision, which will be built on an 18.86-acre tract of land on Horine Road.

The Phase 1 plat is for 40 houses of the 78 houses planned for the subdivision.

Dan Govero of Govero Land Services in Imperial, who is working for the developer K.A.B. Builders of Hillsboro, said the sale of homes to be built in the subdivision are about to start.

“The houses should start in the $220,000 range,” he said. “We’re paving streets and getting ready to sell.”

K.A.B. has built houses in the Providence subdivision in Herculaneum, the Bailey Farm subdivision in Antonia and the Tanglefoot Estates subdivision in Festus, Govero said.

The homes in Savannah Place will be built to buyers’ specifications, he said.

“I think it will be a nice little subdivision,” Govero said.

Festus council members voted 6-0 Sept. 28 to approve the plat for the first phase of the subdivision.

Board members Gary Underwood of Ward 1 and Kyle Wilkey of Ward 2 were absent from the meeting, which had some council members attending in person at City Hall and others taking part virtually.

The public was not allowed to attend in person but could watch the meeting on YouTube through a link on the city’s website.