Fitchburg approves new development

Despite a petition signed by 600 people opposing the move, the Fitchburg City Council approved plans to extend sewer lines to the proposed Northeast Neighborhood, a 924-acre development east of Hwy. 14 that could one day include over 1,500 homes plus offices and retail. Reviews and approvals are still needed.

The council also approved a proposal for development of the 257-acre North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood, near Lacy Road and Seminole Highway.