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City planners to hear revised KAAPA Ethanol plans for headquarters | Rural Radio Network

City planners to hear revised KAAPA Ethanol plans for headquarters

City planners to hear revised KAAPA Ethanol plans for headquarters

KEARNEY — KAAPA Ethanol Holdings will present revised plans Friday to city officials for its new company headquarters.

During its regular meeting, the Kearney Planning Commission will hear vacation, rezoning and development plan requests from representatives of KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, which plans to build its headquarters adjacent to the lot where the former Grandpa’s Steakhouse operated until it closed in 2013.

Revised plans for the 13,005-square-foot administrative building at 11 S. Central Ave. call for it to be encircled with stone masonry and capped with a gable roof, according to city documents. The building will feature large banks of windows and glass doors. The property currently is zoned as a community commercial district and developers hope to rezone it to community commercial district with a planned development overlay.

Original construction plans were approved in January by the Kearney City Council. During that meeting, Dan Lindstrom, an attorney who represented KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, said the project will be good for Kearney.

“This is an opportunity for the city to redevelop this property that’s dilapidated,” Lindstrom said.

In a previous interview with the Hub, KAAPA Ethanol Chief Executive Officer Chuck Woodside said the goal for the new office is to have space for 15 people, including the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, merchandising, logistics, finances and human resources.

Also during Friday’s meeting, Platte Valley Auto plans to request approval for rezoning and development plan approval for a 12,000-square-foot collision center at their property at 44th Street east of Fourth Avenue. The existing auto sales building at 4210 Second Ave. does not have the room for the collision center addition, according to city documents.

Presenter Jordan Starostka of Starostka Group Unlimited is requesting to rezone the property from community commercial district with a planned development overlay to general commercial district with a planned development overlay.

Commissioners also will:

– Consider a request for a conditional-use permit for sand and gravel pumping operations and a temporary construction batch plant at 335 Cherry Ave. The applicants, Kappas Enterprises and Werner Construction Inc. applied for the permit for removal of construction aggregate from an existing gravel pit and a temporary construction batch plant on the Kappas property. A permit for the temporary batch plant was approved by the Kearney City Council in 2011 for the construction of the East Kearney Expressway. Material will be removed from the north side of the existing sandpit and hauled to the on-site batch plant.

– Review a request by Matt Thomas, the owner, for planned district development plan approval for Eastbrooke Gardens at 5611 Eastbrooke Dr. Paul Brungardt of Brungardt Engineering will present plans for a duplex development located at the northeast corner of 56th Street and Eastbrooke Drive, according to city documents. Plans for the development show the 4.6 acre lot with 16 duplexes along a private loop drive. Twelve of the living units will have three bedrooms and the other four living units will have four.

– Consider rezoning, preliminary and final plat, annexation, and development plan approval requests for Millennial Estates Second located north of 35th Street Drive, south of 39th Street and west of Grand Avenue.

The proposed residential subdivision consists of four blocks with 28 single-family lots and eight duplex lots for a total of 36 lots. The presenters, Starostka and Lindstrom, are requesting to rezone the property from agricultural district to urban residential mixed density with a planned development overlay. Plans call for 28 single-family lots developed as one-story ranch houses with basements.

*Story Credit to The Kearney Hub

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