Developer may build multi-family residences near Orscheln’s in Goddard

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By Sam Jack, TSnews

GODDARD – At its meeting Monday, April 4, the Goddard City Council agreed to give a potential developer more time to determine whether to build multi-family residential units on ground owned by the city.
The land, a little over four acres, is located directly behind Orscheln’s, adjoining the Rustic Creek Development.
Under its deal with the city, Uneeda Storage now has until July 1 to decide on plans to build either a self-storage facility or multi-family residential units on the land.
If the deal goes through, Uneeda will pay the city $263,175, representing $1.50 per square foot.
On the other hand, if the city ultimately rejects the plan Uneeda submits, it will return $10,000 in earnest money to Uneeda.
The city council moved the ball forward on a couple of other residential developments:
• The council approved an engineering agreement with Garver, LLC, for Phase 1 of the Trails End Addition. The 142-house subdivision phase will be located east of S. 215th Street West, and north of W. 23rd Street South, near Clark Davidson Elementary School.
• The council approved the sale of General Obligation (GO) temporary notes to fund street and sidewalk improvements in Clover Leaf Farms Addition Phase 3. City administrator Brian Silcott reported that all lots in Phase 1 of Clover Leaf Farms are currently sold, and only 13 lots remain unsold in Phase 2.
The meeting concluded with a 30-minute, closed-door executive session to discuss matters related to Goddard’s non-elected employees.