By Laurie Bassett-Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org
RAYMORE - In a unanimous vote, the Raymore City Council approved the first
reading on an ordinance that will change the zoning on a 136-acre parcel
south of North Cass Parkway and east of I-49 from "BP" Business Park to
"PUD" Planned Unit Development.
The change was made at the request of Good-Otis LLC and VanTrust Real
Estate and will allow for a proposed light-industrial development.
In a related item, the council also approved the first reading for
financial incentives in the form of Chapter 100 Bonds to construct 1.75
million square feet of industrial space on the same parcel.
Chapter 100 Bonds were also approved for another nearby development.
Griffin Riley Property Group LLC also requested this incentive to construct
a 204-unit luxury townhome community to the east of Dean Avenue and north of
North Cass Parkway.
In other business, City staff recently completed a comprehensive review of
the City's Municipal Code of Ordinances.
The council approved the first reading of the recodification, which was
discussed in depth at an earlier work session.
First readings were also approved on the following: an amendment to the
Memorandum of Understanding with Cooper Land Development, Inc., changing a
proposed two-family residential section within Creekmoor subdivision to
single-family; an agreement with MARC for disposal of Household Hazardous
Waste; and a purchase agreement with GameTime Play Equipment to replace the
playground at Recreation Park.
Second readings were approved on the following: a rezoning from "C-2"
General Commercial to "R-3B" Apartment Community for a 3.8-acre parcel at
the southeast corner of Grant Drive and Adams Street; a contract with RL
Phillips Construction, Inc. for site work at T.B. Hanna Station; and a
contract with Dayco Painting for exterior painting at City Hall.
Constable Sanitation gave an update on its trash service plan with the city.
Several council members complimented the firm on its services so far.