City to consider presentation on new apartments

11/3/2012

By SCOTT AUST

By SCOTT AUST

saust@gctelegram.com

The Garden City Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the City Administrative Center, 301 N. Eighth St.

Under old business, the commission will hear a presentation from CSS Properties, LLC, concerning its proposal to create an apartment complex out of the former American Legion building at 125 Pine St.

In early October, Candace Gamino told the commission she wants to convert the building into at least four three-bedroom, two bath apartments, to be financed through a loan and private savings. Renovation could take about six months after site plan approval, according to an Oct. 3 Telegram article.

According to City Manager Matt Allen, Tuesday's hearing will allow the commission to hear more specifics about the plan and flesh out more of the details before possibly signing off on a development agreement for the project.

The commission also will consider approving the plat for Pioneer Road Estates, an 11-acre subdivision located at roughly 3002 N. Campus Drive near the new Garden City High School. The development is planned for the east side of North Campus Drive, near Campus Drive and Pioneer Road.

Additionally, the commission will consider approving a $300,000 grant agreement for the property secured through the Kansas Moderate Income Housing program, which requires part of the housing in the development to be priced for those with moderate incomes.

Vogel Properties, a development company from Missouri, submitted a site plan to the city for 13 duplex units on about 4.4 acres on the south side of the site and 17 single-family homes on 6.6 acres on the north side.

Other items on Tuesday's agenda include potential projects to include for the 2013 transportation enhancement requests from the Kansas Department of Transportation; discussion of possible projects to take advantage of walking trail grants through the Sunflower Foundation; a discussion of changing the 2013 workers' compensation insurance coverage from self-funded to participating in the Kansas Municipal Insurance Trust; and discussion of potential irrigation system improvements at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.

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