City staff shared additional renderings of the proposed Community Campus at the former Sni-A-Bar Farm site during the Grain Valley Partnership’s monthly luncheon on March 3rd. Voters will have a final opportunity to view renderings, speak to City staff and design team representatives, and submit questions via mobile devices during a Community Campus meeting to be held March 12th from 6:00pm—8:00pm at Stony Point Elementary, 1001 E. Ryan Road.
Residents will vote on April 7th for a no tax increase general obligation bond to fund the project. The last time voters were asked by the City to issue bonds was April 2011.
Plans for the site include a new civic facility which will house the City Hall, police department and municipal court. The facility will also include common space and community meeting spaces. The approximate square footage of the civic offices is 31,000 square feet. The size of the current City Hall, Police Department, and Municipal Court is a combined 16,000 square feet.
Additionally, the proposed campus includes a new community center to include an indoor pool. The proposed center will be approximately 45,000 square feet.
Plans also outline areas for a play structure, splash pad, and some degree of trail completion at the site.
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, April 7th to vote on two separate questions. The bond issue will need Super Majority approval. Cities may only issue general obligation bonds after obtaining approval of four-sevenths (57.!%) of the qualified voters of the municipality voting on the question.
Ballot language will ask the following of voters:
Question 1: Shall the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $23,500,000 for the acquisition of land, the site development and the construction, furnishing and equipping of a new municipal complex to include buildings for a city hall, a police facility, a municipal court and a community center?
Question 2: Shall the City of Grain Valley, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $15,300,000 to acquire rights of way, and to construct, extend and improve public infrastructure (including without limitation streets, electric service, water service, and sewer service) to serve a new municipal complex in the City and neighboring land?
Additional information on the proposed project can be found at www.envisiongrainvalley.com.