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I believe you addressed all of her questions. It looks good.


From: Nan Johnston
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 6:20 PM
To: Joe Parente JParente@parkvillemo.gov
Subject: RE: 45 and 435 Development...Parkville voter

Will you take a look at this and let me know what you think? Thanks

Dear Ms Donnici,

I will try to answer your questions.

Thank you for pointing out that you are a Parkville resident. At a recent Board of Aldermen (BOA) meeting, there was discussion regarding public input from residents and non-residents; however, if you viewed the entire discussion, you will see that my comment was ALL residents will be heard, regardless of their residency status. When the time comes for the BOA to consider this development application, I will be the one running the meeting, and will make the decision on how public input is accepted. Although the formal public hearings will have already taken place during the Planning and Zoning public hearing process, it is my decision and past custom to allow additional public comment on both the first and second readings of the application.

I have not been in meetings where many details of the development have been discussed. The applications have followed the typical process. The developer has been meeting with staff since about April to discuss all the items needed to make formal application to the City. I was notified just prior to the formal application submission. There have been no decisions made at this time, however our professional city planning staff has written a staff report and has made a recommendation to approve the development because it meets all codes and zoning criteria.

The next step is the Planning and Zoning Commission who will discuss and make a recommendation to the BOA. This cannot be done until the development proposal is presented, public input has been received and the developer has had the opportunity to answer questions raised during the public input process.

#1. How lucrative and popular is little league baseball and can an area like that really attract teams/tournaments? What are the revenue dollars that will come to the city to support such a venue so as not to burden the tax payers (like myself)?

The developer submitted an application for tournament quality fields and it is my understanding the target is high-school aged competitive baseball. The company he is contracting with is Perfect Game. The City is not building the fields and will not assume operation or ownership of the complex.

#2. If little league baseball is popular enough to have tournaments the 26 weeks a year (not sure I buy that anyway) that means the hotels will be at 50% occupancy...what hotel chain will market a hotel that has a maximum occupancy of 50%? I thought their target was more like 70%? Are hotel chains already lined up and if so what are those?

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/88561/Peak-profitability-Finding-balance-of-occupancy-rate#.WEBNMh-H1L0.linkedin

Public hearings have not been held for that portion of the development. These are questions for the developer and eventual owner of the hotels, and I expect there to be additional information given during the public hearings.

#3. Building more strip malls and stores when Platte County is already trying to figure out what to do with Zona Rosa and the massive debt burden on the residents. How is this going to affect my taxes in the future if this fails to be profitable? Is this going to bankrupt the city and lower their credit rating like Platte County(junk status I believe)?

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article 218-xxxx 70.html

The developer discussed in a recent meeting with some of the neighbors that he plans for a grocery store, bank, restaurants, pharmacy, and other businesses targeted to neighborhood users, not the chain and department stores that make up a significant portion of the Zona Rosa development. The City is not backing the bonds as the County did for the public parking at Zona Rosa. The City does not intend to guarantee any bonds for the development, and therefore the tax-payers are not at risk if the development fails, nor will it affect our credit rating.

#4 Building a grocery store when Hen House just went out of business and wasn't sustainable. Would another store just close Price Chopper?

My understanding is that it will be a small neighborhood type store, perhaps similar to a Whole Foods. This is a fair question to ask the developer during the public hearing process.

#5 Affordable housing in a flood plane. How are people who "cannot afford to live in that area" going to be able to afford insurance on homes that are built and will most likely flood? If the homes/townhomes are rentals and the insurance would be covered by a monthly fee, what is that fee going to look like and will people be able to afford it?

? Jointly prohibit development within

environmentally sensitive areas, including areas

with slopes over 15% grade, wetlands, within

the 100-year floodplain and areas directly

adjacent to creeks and streams.

The single family homes in the development plan are anticipated to be in the high 200,000s and into the 300,000s, on par with the average home price in Parkville, and the multi-family rents are expected to be similar to other newly-constructed in the area.

There are a small number of homes, I believe six, that will be built in an area that is now a flood plain. The developer is planning to fill that area to bring it out of the flood plain, therefore no additional insurance will be needed.

#6 What are their plans for local schools? How are you going to deal with the crowding?

The school district is aware of the proposed development and has expressed no concerns in educating the additional children. This area has been slated for future development for many years and the district takes future development into consideration.

#7 How are they going to address traffic concerns if they are not planning on changing anything? The roundabouts are acceptable...and dangerous.

Safety and capacity improvements were recently completed to handle the additional traffic this development is expected to generate. There have been approved development plans since 2006 for both the southeast and southwest corners of this intersection. It is my understanding that the proposed development is less dense than the one approved then. I believe additional traffic studies are underway and the results will be discussed during the public input process.

#8 An overwhelming number of residents in the area DO NOT WANT this development so getting them to "shop and eat" when they are so opposed to it - is not very likely.

That would be your choice if the development moves forward.

#9 No green space

See the city's master plan:

*Preservation of local and regional open spaces

and natural resources.

There is a trail, a park, and some practice fields in the development proposal. During a recent meeting with neighbors and the developer, that issue was raised ,and the developer seemed amenable to adding more green space to the development.

I urge you to attend or watch the upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission meeting where many of these concerns will be addressed. The meeting will be 5:30, October 9th, at City Hall.

nan Johnston

Mayor, City of Parkville MO

8880 Clark Ave

Parkville, MO 64152

816-741-xxxx

NJohnston@parkvillemo.gov


From: Donnici,Teresa Teresa.Donnici@redacted.com
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:33 PM
To: Nan Johnston NJohnston@parkvillemo.gov
Subject: 45 and 435 Development...Parkville voter

Mayor Johnston,

I would like to start by saying I AM a Parkville resident and voter...since I've seen the videos of your concern of voting jurisdictions. I sent you an email August 29th and it's been a month with not even an acknowledgement of receipt. I understand you are busy (as am I) and have a lot of emails to return (as do I) but I would have expected in a month to receive something. Here are my concerns with your imminent development at 45 and 435. I certainly hope you read them...and maybe provide me fact based answers on research you've done to put my concern and mind at ease.

Sincerely a 2 voting household in Parkville

#1. How lucrative and popular is little league baseball and can an area like that really attract teams/tournaments? What are the revenue dollars that will come to the city to support such a venue so as not to burden the tax payers (like myself)?

#2. If little league baseball is popular enough to have tournaments the 26 weeks a year (not sure I buy that anyway) that means the hotels will be at 50% occupancy...what hotel chain will market a hotel that has a maximum occupancy of 50%? I thought their target was more like 70%? Are hotel chains already lined up and if so what are those?

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/88561/Peak-profitability-Finding-balance-of-occupancy-rate#.WEBNMh-H1L0.linkedin

#3. Building more strip malls and stores when Platte County is already trying to figure out what to do with Zona Rosa and the massive debt burden on the residents. How is this going to affect my taxes in the future if this fails to be profitable? Is this going to bankrupt the city and lower their credit rating like Platte County(junk status I believe)?

https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article 218-xxxx 70.html

#4 Building a grocery store when Hen House just went out of business and wasn't sustainable. Would another store just close Price Chopper?

#5 Affordable housing in a flood plane. How are people who "cannot afford to live in that area" going to be able to afford insurance on homes that are built and will most likely flood? If the homes/townhomes are rentals and the insurance would be covered by a monthly fee, what is that fee going to look like and will people be able to afford it?

See the City's master plan:

? Jointly prohibit development within

environmentally sensitive areas, including areas

with slopes over 15% grade, wetlands, within

the 100-year floodplain and areas directly

adjacent to creeks and streams.

#6 What are their plans for local schools? How are you going to deal with the crowding?

#7 How are they going to address traffic concerns if they are not planning on changing anything? The roundabouts are acceptable...and dangerous.

#8 An overwhelming number of residents in the area DO NOT WANT this development so getting them to "shop and eat" when they are so opposed to it - is not very likely.

#9 No green space

See the city's master plan:

*Preservation of local and regional open spaces

and natural resources.

Teresa Donnici

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teresa.donnici@redacted.com | 816-201-xxxx direct

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