Plans for a new housing development in Spanish Springs are moving forward.

The Sparks City Council voted to approve a tentative map for the second phase of the Stonebrook development Monday afternoon. While the recent developments for this project are new, the idea isn't -- the council originally approved the idea twelve years ago.

"It was approved by the council back in 2006 and kind of went into mothballs during the recession," said John Martini, Community Services Director for the City of Sparks. "Now it's come back out so it's the second phase of the tentative mapping phase, taking us to just under a thousand homes."

The tentative map for the first phase of this development was approved about a year ago. The second phase calls for 459 single-family homes on 118 acres. When planning these maps, the developer considers things like infrastructure needs, public safety capabilities and traffic impacts.

"It's exciting because for years we didn't have a lot of home building going on," Martini said. "Now it's back to 2003 levels and it looks like it's going to keep going up for the near term."

The council approved this second phase unanimously. Future plans could include a new elementary school.

"The next steps are for the developer to do their final designs and bring forth the final maps that then get recorded with the county and create the lots," Martini said.