It was business as usual for the March 23rd Board of Aldermen meeting, even though the Council Chambers was empty. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Board of Aldermen for the first time conducted business via tele-conference, with public access to the meeting available through dial-in access. Despite the occasional dog bark, the meeting proceeded in usual fashion.
The Board approved an ordinance changing the zoning on approximately 1.2 Acres from Downtown Transition Zone to R-3P (Multi-Family Residential District Planned Overlay District) and approximately 1.9 Acres from C-1 (Central Business District) to R-3P (Multi-Family Residential District-Planned Overlay District), approving the preliminary development plan for the Lofts at Old Towne Marketplace.
The development, located at 201 SW Eagles Parkway, will consist of 154 rental units and a mixed-use indoor amenity center. The development includes demolition of the building that previously contained the former Patricia’s Foods and Hardware store. A new four-story building (Building A) includes the first-floor mixed use amenity level and 64-rental units in three additional floors.
There will be three mostly identical three-story apartment buildings (Buildings B, C, and D) containing a total of 90 units on the vacant tract to the west.
COVID-19 concerns were on the agenda as well, with the Board approving an ordinance to establish procedures outlining processes for the City to declare a state of emergency in certain situations. This paved the way for a proclamation from the Mayor addressing the current state of emergency in the City of Grain Valley.
The next Board of Aldermen meeting will be held April 13, 2020.