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February 17, 2013

Development annexation in Willow Park delayed

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“I typically try to look at it as a three-step process,” Shaffstall said. “Annexation is bringing the dirt into the city. And so the primary question on the city providing the service level is, is it inside the police and fire district? Are they going to be able to respond to it? Next question starts to get into where are they as far as utility locates go.”

Next is platting and looking at where buildings can be built, Shaffstall said, adding he’s been working to redo the city’s platting application with Jason Peninger.

During the platting process, they need to answer questions such can the city service that particular project there, Shaffstall said.

The last part of the process is the site planning, looking at what they actually plan to build on the site, Shaffstall said.

After allowing annexation of area where the apartments are being developed, council felt pressure to approve other steps in the process because the developer had spent money, Podany said.

“I don’t want to get into that again. I want to make sure we do this by the book,” Podany said.

That information is essential for the city but is not part of the annexation itself, Mayor Pro Tem Gene  Martin said, adding that he did not see any reason to delay the annexation.

They have tried to be very forward in submitting information to the city, including submitting an annexation request, a zoning request, a plat request, a site plan request and the developer’s agreement request, said Chuck Stark, an engineer representing the annexation applicant.

Their goal was to achieve annexation Tuesday and hoped to consider zoning at the March planning and zoning commission meeting, he said.

“In my opinion there is no cost to the city,” Stark said, adding that all required infrastructure will be funded by the developer.

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