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BILL NO. 21-508Ord.No:          19229

Agenda Title:

21-508 - 1R.  An ordinance approving a Final Plat for Grace Subdivision, in Independence, Missouri; and declaring an emergency.
Recommendations:

Commissioner Preston made a motion to recommend approval of the final plat of Grace Subdivision.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner Wiley. The City Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Wiley

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Yes

Commissioner Preston

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Yes

Commissioner Ferguson

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Yes

Commissioner Michell

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Yes

Commissioner McClain

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Yes

Commissioner Dreher

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Yes

Commissioner Weir

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Absent

 

 

 

 

The motion passed with a recommendation for approval to be forwarded to the City Council for consideration.  Staff concurs with the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

Executive Summary:

Grace Holdings requests Final Plat approval of Grace Subdivision, a project encompassed by the Little Blue Parkway, Valley View Parkway, Valley View Road, and Heartland Avenue. This final plat will create six lots and a new street, E. 45th Street, for both residential and commercial development.

Background:

In the fall of 2019 Grace Holdings received preliminary plat approval to subdivide this property into six lots (and one tract) ranging in size from 0.83 acres (Lot 3) to 15.20 (Lot 6) for multi-family and commercial uses.  Lots 1 – 4 are pad sites intended for restaurants, offices and small retail businesses; Lot 5 is slated for a larger office building.  Construction of a 240-unit multi-family apartment complex on Lot 6 is in various stages of completion with the clubhouse and a few of the apartment buildings being completed.  Tract A is an existing stormwater detention facility constructed during an earlier phase of the adjacent Trinity Woods project.

 

Streets/Public Improvements:  

Engineering plans for the development’s public improvements were approved in early 2020 and the construction of the water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater management systems are virtually complete.

 

Internal: The internal streets, S. Grace Avenue and E. 45th Street, provide access to the surrounding street network.  South Grace Avenue extends south from Valley View Parkway about 200 feet to a roundabout where its name changes to E. 45th Street before turning southwesterly and connects to S. Heartland Avenue.  For lots that have frontage onto S. Little Blue Parkway and/or E. Valley View Parkway, direct access is restricted. 

 

External: Multiple improvements were made to the surrounding street network as part of this development including: 1) the completion of the E. Valley View Parkway connection to E. Valley View Road; 2) the widening of E. Valley View Road; 3) the realignment of the existing Valley View Parkway/ Valley View Road intersection into a safer, ‘T’ intersection; and the widening of E. Heartland Avenue. 

 

Draft Planning Commission Meeting Mintues:

"Case 21-320-03 – Final Plat – Grace Subdivision

 Commissioner Preston made a motion to approve Case #21-320-03 – Final Plat – Grace Subdivision.  Commissioner Wiley seconded the motion.  The motion passed with six affirmative votes."

 

Emergency Justification:

Council mandates that all final plats are to be emergency ordinances to expedite the development process.

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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ATTACHMENTS:
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