The Planning & Zoning Commission met September 14th, approving site plans for a new Culver’s restaurant on the north side of I-70, approving an amendment to change parking regulations to aid in the City’s plans to sell three parcels of land within the Downtown Overlay District, and struck down a zoning regulation amendment which would have required conformity in the fences along major collector and arterial streets.
Following a public hearing and extended debate on the issue, the Commission voted down a proposed zoning regulation amendment which would have required six-foot privacy fencing on side and rear yards adjacent to designated collector and arterial streets in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Craig Shelton was the lone ‘yes’ vote on the proposal.
The second public hearing involved a recommendation to amend an ordinance to change the parking regulations in the Downtown Overlay District to allow an exception to an area south of Harris Street, allowing for parking between buildings and the street. The City currently owns three vacant parcels south of Harris Street and east of Main Street, and is looking at options to sell the parcels. The City requested the change in an effort to make the parcels more desirable for economic development in the area. Following the public hearing in which no resident voiced an opinion on the matter, the commission approved the change to the ordinance.
The commission also approved site plans for a Culver’s restaurant to be located in the Mercado Plaza, located on the west side of Buckner Tarsney Road between Woodbury Drive and Jefferson Street. The restaurant will be located north of the Starbucks Coffee site currently under construction.
Representatives for Culver’s reported to the commission that construction would begin in the fall, with an opening planned for late March or early April 2023.
The next meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission will be held October 12, 2022 at 6:30pm.
Front right view of the approved Culver's location, scheduled for a spring 2023 opening.
Image credit: City of Grain Valley
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