Apartment construction delayed, 134th utility project extended
A few notes from the staff reports included in the packet for the upcoming Bonner Springs City Council meeting.
• The Tiblow Centre retail strip building, on the northwest corner of Kansas Avenue and Kansas Highway 7, is planning some façade improvements. A building permit has been issued, so work should begin soon.
• A new tattoo studio, which we reported about a couple of weeks ago, seems to be moving forward at 609 Front St., in the Bonner Shops. Owner Donald McQuitty previously worked for a tattoo shop in Kansas City, Kan., and says he plans to open Righteous Tattoo Studio in Bonner shortly after Oct. 1.
• The Mazzio’s Pizza Building, 13035 Canaan Center Dr., is scheduled to be auctioned off at 1 p.m. Oct. 10. Union Bank and Trust owns the building, which has been for sale about two years. The seller’s reserve (minimum accepted bid) is just $100,000, though the sale price was last listed at $395,000.
• The developer of the Richland Apartments, planned for the area west of Price Chopper, submitted a request for an extension of its rezoning. The city approved the extension until Dec. 11; a building permit is required to be issued by the building inspection department on or before that date. If not, the developer would have to redo the entire process of rezoning and site plans for the project to move forward.
• The 134th Street utilities relocation project is moving along, though the project length has been extended. Rick Sailler, Bonner Springs utilities director, reports that the section south of Interstate 70 is 80 percent complete. The completion date was set at Oct. 1; the city council Monday will discuss approving a 30-day extension. Contractor Amino Brothers reported losing 18 days to weather and said they also need more time due to design changes for the Cottonwood Campground relocations and Price Chopper sewer service line. The city also just started the relocation of a waterline on 130th Street. The project will relocate 850 feet of 12-inch waterline along 130th Street north of Nettleton. The existing waterline is located within KDOT right-of-way needed for a stormwater project along K-7. The relocation should take three to four weeks to complete.
• The Bonner Planning Commission Tuesday will consider a site plan for a 9,500 square foot retail center on the northeast corner of Kansas Avenue and K-7, which we reported previously. But they also are considering a replat and rezoning for a 21-acre lot for a proposed 1,500 square-foot office building at 14101 Gibbs Road (K-32 west of 138th Street). John Amrien of Wolf Creek Partners LLC, which owns the lot, made the request.