QuikTrip in Parkville hoping to open by fall 2016

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Work will start very soon on the long-awaited QuikTrip store in Parkville. Parkville aldermen heard an update on the project during their Dec. 15 regular meeting, where city administrator Lauren Palmer reported — in place of former community development director Sean Ackerson, whose resignation became effective Dec. 11 — that QuikTrip representatives had picked up the building permit on Dec. 14.

The board approved a maintenance agreement with QuikTrip for the company’s use of the PAC detention pond to collect storm water runoff from the property. The PAC detention pond was constructed along with Parkville Commons to accommodate runoff from that development as well as from the Parkville Athletic Complex and Parkville Community Center South.

Over the years, there has been sediment buildup in the pond and grand funding to alleviate the problem has not been located.

The QuikTrip development includes on-site detention through an underground vault. The developer’s engineer suggested shifting the stormwater from the store location on the east side of Highway 9 at Highway 45 to the west side. The discharge from the proposed underground detention vault will be piped to the west side of Highway 9 and ultimately to the PAC detention pond.

The original design of the PAC detention facility did not include this additional watershed area, so additional modifications to the existing detention facility are required to increase the storage volume and modify the detention outlet structure.

“Basically, we can piggyback off their work to get our own maintenance work done at the same time,” Palmer said.

Additionally, QuikTrip will front all costs of construction, and the city will reimburse the company after the opening of the new store. The preliminary estimate for all work is $55,000 with the city responsible for $36,000.

Palmer said QuikTrip representatives say they plan for the new Generation 3 store to open by fall 2016.

At the meeting, the board also discussed the city’s application for the Platte County Parks and Recreation Outreach Grant for restroom and trail enhancements for English Landing Park. The city requests $34,190 in grant funding to cover the costs of landscaping and a gravel service drive at the new restroom facility, which is slated for construction next year.

A $20,000 grant request was also approved for trail improvements, including replacement of the current Grigsby Field trail and construction of a gravel trail inside the fence at the small dog park as well as other improvements, such as signage.

The board also approved the extension of the closure of the Old Parkville Cemetery.

The city issued a public notice announcing the upcoming closure to notify any remaining relatives of those buried in the cemetery to call city hall and discuss their options. Two resident inquiries were received, and city staff decided to extend the deadline to Jan. 15, 2016 for those residents, who have other family members who may also be interested in burial of cremation remains there.