Wing Stand By Jefferson’s Restaurant
The former Pride Cleaners building at 5438 Johnson Drive will be rehabbed and turned into the first “Wing Stand by Jefferson’s” restaurant. This will be a smaller, abbreviated version of the Jefferson’s concept in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. The rehabbed site will be a pedestrian-friendly area with patio dining, outdoor gathering space, sidewalks, landscaping, and art. At the intersection of Johnson Drive and Nall, an outdoor “yard” concept will include an interactive sculpture and outdoor seating. Patio seating will also be added to the underutilized alley between the building and Sully’s. On-street parking will be added to Nall Ave. The Planning Commission approved the site plan on December 28, 2020. Learn more in the Planning Commission report (PDF page 18).
Mission Bowl Multi-Family Residential Project
On September 16, 2020 the City Council passed Ordinance 1522, approving a preliminary development plan with conditions for the construction of a Class A, five-story apartment building on the 3.17 acre lot located at 5399 Martway Street.
- Ground floor uses fronting Martway Street include live-work units, lobby and leasing office, a screened parking garage, and parks.
- The approved preliminary plan creates a linear park experience along the existing Rock Creek Trail by adding trees, landscaping and pedestrian amenities where none currently exist.
- A pocket fitness park and a small pocket dog park are included on the west side of the building.
- In addition to the garage parking on the first floor of the building, a surface parking lot is located behind the building.
- Approximately 164 apartments will be located on floors two through five.
- The apartments will be a mix of two-bedroom, one-bedroom, and studio units.
- Various resident amenities including theater room, fitness area, and clubhouse will also be located on these floors. And, a rooftop pool and patio is included on the fifth floor toward the back of the building.
The Planning Commission approved this project on August 24, 2020. Learn more in the Planning Commission report (PDF page 9).
In association with tax increment financing (TIF) approvals at the December 16, 2020 City Council meeting, the apartment complex will dedicate 20% of its units to affordable housing serving households with incomes at 60% of area median income (AMI). The building will also be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certified. Learn more by viewing the packet and video from the 12-16-20 City Council meeting.
A final development plan application from the developer is anticipated in spring/ summer 2021.
Tidal Wave Auto Spa
6501 Johnson Drive is the site of the former Valero’s gas and convenience store. Block Real Estate Services, LLC filed an application with the City for the construction of an automatic car wash tunnel and a two-story building at the front of the property. The lower level of the two-story building at the front consisted of stalls where customers can vacuum their cars. The second level of the building consisted of regional offices for the car wash company. The preliminary development plan (PDP) was approved with conditions by the Planning Commission on March 26, 2018 and by the City Council on April 18, 2018. The final development plan (FDP) was approved with conditions by the Planning Commission on May 29, 2018. Learn more in the Planning Commission report (PDF page 148).
TW Mission Real Estate applied to amend the PDP and FDP to eliminate the second story of the building and omit the offices from the plan. The resulting one-story building would consist of the stalls where customers can vacuum their cars. The amendment was approved with conditions by the Planning Commission on June 24, 2019 and by the City Council on July 17, 2019. Learn more about the amendment in the Planning Commission report (PDF page 13)
The Gateway Development
Construction of the Gateway development project has been paused due to issues with financing. The development agreement, approved in 2017 and amended in 2019, stipulates that the City will issue special obligation bonds in conjunction with the developer’s financing to assist with the construction. However, due to the pandemic, the developer has not been able to secure their financing. Thus, the City will not sell its bonds until these financing issues are resolved.
Currently, there have been no changes to the approved development agreement or any significant updates in the status of the project. The developer provided a project update at the City Council legislative meeting October 21, 2020 which can be viewed at here.
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