Archive for Thursday, November 24, 2005

City Council approves Carriage Hills developer’s plans

November 24, 2005

The Lansing City Council, meeting in special session Wednesday night, approved measures that will allow construction to begin on the Carriage Hills Shopping Center.

In three 6-0 votes, the council approved subdivision plats for the development, civil engineering documents prepared by McAfee, Henderson & Strick of Olathe, and a facilities use agreement with Carriage Hills LLC.

Council members Dee Hininger and Harland Russell were absent.

The subdivision plats reflected development plans for the site already approved by the council, and the civil engineering documents include sewer and utility easements for the site. Among other obligations in the document, the agreement requires the developer to install sewers and to provide performance and maintenance bonds to the city. The bonds ensure that the construction will be completed in a timely manner with quality materials and that public improvements such as sidewalks and sewers at the $10 million development are appropriately installed, council member Andi Pawlowski said.

The contract also covers inspection and occupancy permits for the center, which is being constructed in front of the Holiday Inn Express on North Main Street.

The site's developers have said they hope to open the shopping center in the summer of 2006.

So far, two tenants, Arby's and Popeye's restaurants, have been named as occupants of the center.

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