Preferred uses would be professional offices, art galleries, dance studios or day care. These uses are preferred because they enhance the diversity of choices in the neighborhood while recognizing the corner location. Retail uses would not benefit the neighborhood because, as discussed under “Future Land Uses,” they are not needed and would negatively impact the residential character of the corridor. Therefore, no exclusively retail uses are recommended for this site.
Hello,My family and I are relocating from Kansas City. My wife will be working at Grace Lutheran School, and we purchased a house in the Kernan Forest neighborhood. When I looked into the properties near the school and house, I found that your company owns a good portion of the land. I was impressed with your helping Faithbridge with their loan (I am not looking for a donation to Grace). It showed me that you care about your neighbors.
Since I am new to the area, and since I do not see a lot about your upcoming Kernan / McCormick project online, I thought I'd just ask. My kids will be attending a school right next door to a potentially high-density apartment complex, and we will live very close to a new convenience store, so I'd like to get a picture of what's in the works.
I am not against development, and I have college experience in the architecture/urban planning, so I'm not just someone who is looking to complain. I'd be excited if the apartments brought students to Grace or if they were geared towards retirees (my parents plan on relocating to the area). And gas stations are convenient when they are close. On the other hand, both retail and high-density housing can have drawbacks and reasons for concern.
I'd also like to mention that I build websites, since that is something that your company might want to consider, since the current site is dated and not mobile-friendly (according to Google- https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly?id=nXogB-M4mJ-SYVYQFKrgZA ).
Thank you for any initial information on the intersection you'd be willing to share. I will certainly be present at any community meetings addressing the use of the land at the intersection. I am sure you will want to get to know the folks at Grace if you have not already, since it is another important pillar in the community.