City to consider TIF for proposed development


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

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

Items on the agenda include a public hearing related to the tax increment financing district plan for the proposed development of a restaurant, hotel and water park southeast of the Schulman Avenue/bypass intersection.

Local hotelier Amro Samy plans to build a $25 million development that includes a 22,000-square-foot indoor water park, a 90-room hotel and a 6,000-square-foot Old Chicago restaurant.

Following the hearing, the commission will consider an ordinance to establish the redevelopment district for the project.

The commission will also consider a resolution related to another major development, the nearly $25 million Schulman Crossing Phase 2 retail development north of Menards. The resolution states the city's intent to consider adopting a redevelopment plan for the project.

Other items on the agenda include a public hearing about a Rural Housing Incentive District and adoption of a project plan for the Chappel Heights Phase 1 housing development generally located east of Jennie Barker Road and south of Mary Street. The project includes eight, four-unit apartment buildings and 47 lots for duplexes and single-family homes; State Rep. Russ Jennings will provide a legislative update; discussion of setting a public hearing for the proposed 2014 city budget; discussion of what to do with the former American Legion Building; and discussion of a substation construction bid.

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