Plans move forward with construction of 40-unit Wedgewood Apartment complex at Settler’s Creek addition.

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 315 weeks ago This has bugged me since I first started coming to newcow….but I SOOO wish the images would actually ‘enlarge’ when I click on them. The maps are the same size when clicked on. Thus, not being able to read the fine print. Report Reply 3 replies · active 315 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Teedoff · 315 weeks ago Wish this would of been made known before I bought a house here…and It won’t decrease our homes value? REALLY? No tax breaks for the homeowners in the area either….mmmmm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ac Young · 315 weeks ago Just Me – Computer tip click on image then hold ctrl and push up arrow or if you have a wheel mouse move up. hope that helps. Report Reply 1 reply · active 315 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 315 weeks ago Just curious what industry in this town is growing to support 40 new apartments?.? The slaughter house??? And not sure Settlers Creek was ever a good idea, bringing in tons of fill dirt into a wheat field, but they sure aren’t going to be able to sell anymore of those empty lots now… Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Apt dweller · 315 weeks ago Not really sure why anyone out there is upset. You bought a house off of woodlawn which has an affordable housing complex directly on it. You are about a block from a major highway through town and if the wind blows you just might get a wiff of the beef plant. It will be ok. Looks like the city is making it so the people can’t drive directly through your neighborhood…Also Tracy “crap load”…. Report Reply 3 replies · active 315 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Empty pockets · 315 weeks ago Doesn’t the city NOW own all those lots since the developer left them high and dry? If that is the case don’t fault the city with trying to get some of the taxpayers money back. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Credence · 315 weeks ago Since Ms. Green, Ms. Korte and Mr. Wetta voted to allow this project, they would not mind having one these apartment dwellings in their neighborhoods. When we bought our house there was a wheat field at the north end of the neighborhood and the Woodlawn Apartments are east of Woodlawn which is outside the neighborhood where these new apartments will be located. In addition, this area was zoned single family with covenants that restricted certain construction. What happened with these city council actions? Also, will the apartment residents or landlords be responsible for the specials that were attached the Settler Creek lots? If not, who will be responsible for paying for the infrastructure that was and will be added? When it comes down to it, it is all about the money the city expects to collect and not about the will of the citizens! Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Voice · 315 weeks ago This is shady, it was pushed through by someone who was exiting his city position. There is no way to fight city hall and win. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 315 weeks ago The City Council needs to look into the sewer and drainage problems on the WEST side of Wellington before they approve construction anywhere. Or at least approve something to MAINTAIN the CITY’S sewer lines better and maybe it won’t be blowing up in people’s homes. Live WELL. Whatever!!! Report Reply 2 replies · active 315 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 315 weeks ago This is all a bunch of crap….this addition was for SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES….not MULTI….when families invested their money into these homes, that is what they thought they were buying…if they wanted to live in condo’s…or apartments, they would of done that…You know the council is shotty…and a few need to be removed from it but we can only try….I think the city should have to buy the homeowners out of their homes with everything they have put into the home and the value before rezoning….that should be fair ….and they should also be paying off the specials on each home located in Settlers Creek…when Gus bailed….this plan should of been null and void…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By a 3-2 vote, the Wellington City Council approved at its July 15 meeting the rezoning of property and the re-platting of land that will pave way for a proposed 40-unit apartment complex called Wedgewood Apartments to be located at the northeast corner of the Settler’s Creek addition, west of Woodlawn Apartments and south of U.S. 160.Jim Moore of Affordable Housing Group/Zimmerman Properties of Springfield, Mo. indicated the company will go ahead with the construction of the complex after receiving approval of tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation in May and the council’s approval two weeks ago. In January 2014, Moore told the council he wants to build one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from $450 to $750 monthly rent. It will be an estimated $5 million investment.Wedgewood Apartment proposal.Of the three proposed apartment complexes in Wellington in January, the Wedgewood Apartments complex appears to be the only one that is progressing forward. Jeff Van Sickle of Wellington has proposed a 192-unit apartment complex adjacently east of Wal-Mart. But according to city sources, that project is currently on hold as the group has not been able to procure enough local investment. Another proposal to turn the Wellington Junior High building into a 48-unit complex is officially dead because the Hassenflu Property Management in Overland Park was unable to get tax credits that Moore’s group was successful in obtaining.Moore approached the Wellington Planning Commission in June – an advisory committee to the council – to ask to rezone the property from a single family residential district to a multi-family district dwelling.Wellington City Economic Developer Cody Sims said the new complex would fit nicely into an area in which it is already multiply zoned with light industrial, commercial, and multi-family apartment units. Sims said the apartment complex would serve as buffer between the commercial activity of U.S. 160 and those who built homes at Settlers Creek.However, at a January city meeting several home owners in the area objected to the proposed apartments fearing it would increase traffic and devalue their property.At the July meeting, though, there were no neighbors objecting to the proposal. Tony Farley, who has a home west of the proposed apartment complex, expressed his dissatisfaction in January. However, at the July 15 meeting when asked to speak by a council member he stated:“I am not here to speak for or against the proposal.”Apartment complex overview with housing addition to left and Woodlawn Avenue and Woodlawn Apartments right.One of the big changes in plans was how the area will be re-platted – i.e. designed. In January the apartments were to be built with an outlet street running east and west. Now a cul-de-sac will be built and the layout would make it impossible for apartment dwellers to be able to turn west. To leave the complex they must travel east and turn on Woodlawn Avenue thus alleviating the rest of the Settler’s Creek residential district to apartment complex traffic.Sims said there is a row of trees that will buffer the rest of the residential district from the apartments. Farley said the council members need to visit the area to make sure they believe the tree separation is a valid statement.The vote to pass the rezoning was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission and was sent to the council. The ordinance, required a majority vote. Council member Kelly Green, Jan Korte and Vince Wetta voted for the ordinance. B.J. Tracy and Jim Valentine voted against it. Because four votes were needed, Mayor Roger Stallbaumer was called in for a vote. He voted yes. John Brand was absent from the meeting.The resolution which called for the re-platting with the new cul-de-sac passed 3-2. Since it is a resolution it only had to pass with the members present. Green, Korte and Wetta voted yes. Tracy and Valentine voted no.There was no timeline given for when the construction of the proposed complex will begin.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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