I'll be honest with you, I've written three different openings to this post but they all didn't tie together so I'll dig right into it. We're going to get some commercial property which will increase the assessed value within the Park Hill School District and help pay for a bus barn.......
The ground south of the McDonald's™ on 64th Street at I-29 has zoning to finally develop.
The site plan includes three restaurants, a hotel, and a two story building.
The site will have access to the new relocated NW Prairie View Road. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, KCMO has a $2.75M federal grant to relocate the outer road, build a roundabout, and relocate the west interstate ramps to the west which will remove a traffic signal on Route 45.
The first proposed restaurant is going to be......drum roll.......a Wendy's™. It's going to be just south of the golden arch. I'm kind of happy because competition will hopefully improve service there. When that place opened, they held a 20 year exclusive on a competitor who served french fries (of some similar lawyer language).
Here is the site layout. Chatham Avenue is on the left.
The store will sit roughly five feet higher than Chatham and will require some grading.
It will have some trees sooooo in 20 years it will look nice.
Unfortunately it's got that contemporary, American cowboy or whatever style which looks like a tin paneled barn with multiple chicken coop additions. But does it really matter?
I don't know what the timing is nor do I care because I avoid this area because life is too short to sit in a large metal box not moving.
One thing about this site I've always wondered is what the old bowling alley looked like. Bowling alley you ask? I don't have any pictures handy but that area without trees in the map below is a busted up concrete foundation.