After years of disappointments and waiting, Parkville may be poised to turn around its problem area at Interstate 435 and Highway 45.
Four preliminary development plans for developments at the area will be presented at the Parkville planning and zoning commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at city hall. The area has a history of development problems, starting almost immediately after its annexation in 2001. Two Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs) where formed in 2006 to fund improvements in the area. Formation of the Brush Creek NID funded construction of a new sewer line and Brink Meyer Road was realigned through the Brink Meyer NID. While these improvements were completed as planned, the economic crash of 2008 derailed development plans in the area and many properties reverted to bank ownership and Parkville took ownership of some of these to control development. In 2016, the city requested development proposals for city-owned properties.
At the Tuesday, Aug. 21 board of aldermen meeting, director of community development Stephen Lachky updated the board on the four proposals now on the table.
First on the Sept. 11 agenda is a preliminary development plan and application for a conditional use permit for Creekside Residential, a planned residential development consisting of single-family homes, townhouses and apartments on 43.42 acres at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of I-435 and Hwy. 45 along Brink Meyer Road. Creekside Residential would consist of 111 single-family homes, 100 townhouses and 216 apartments.
Creekside Commercial is a planned commercial development consisting of commercial and mixed-use retail on 38.12 acres at the southeast quadrant of the I-435 and Hwy. 45 intersection. The plan calls for two hotels, three sit-down restaurants, three fast food restaurants, grocery store, bank and mixed-use retail with second-story residential. The development includes internal circulation, public streets, private drives and access off of Brink Meyer Road.
Lakeside, on the northwest corner of the highway-interstate intersection, is both a planned residential and commercial development on 143.15 acres. The development plan calls for 100 single-family homes and 160 townhouses and a planned commercial development consisting of two hotels, three restaurants, one quick-serve restaurant, one pharmacy/medical office, one gas station and retail. The development includes internal circulation, public streets, private drives and access off of Hwy. 45.
Parkville Industrial, in the remaining southwest corner, is a planned industrial development consisting of office or service and industrial uses (including manufacturing, storage and warehousing) on 48.95 acres. This development would consist of 29 pad sites for office/service and industrial uses, including manufacturing, storage and warehousing. The development includes internal circulation, public streets and access off of Hwy. 45.
The hearing is open to the public and written comments on the potential development plans will also be accepted. More information is available on the city website at parkvillemo.gov.