By John McLoone The proposed annexation of 71 acres into the City of Hastings was tabled by the Hastings City Council by staff request at its meeting last Tuesday night. The matter is expected to …
By John McLoone
The proposed annexation of 71 acres into the City of Hastings was tabled by the Hastings City Council by staff request at its meeting last Tuesday night.
The matter is expected to come back before the council Feb. 7 as the property owner finalizes a purchase agreement with a new developer.
The property is located at Hwy. 316 and Michael Avenue. Property owner Best Development had a purchase agreement with Summergate Development for the site, but it has since been cancelled, and a public hearing before the city council already had been scheduled.
“The original annexation application was submitted by Summergate Development in conjunction with a purchase agreement for development of the property. The purchase agreement between Summergate and property owner Best Development Company has since been cancelled. Best Development has assumed position as both applicant and property owner for the annexation application and continues to seek approval. Best is in negotiations with a new development entity who seeks purchase and development of the property. Staff has had preliminary conversations with the new potential developer and it appears there would be changes to the concept plan developed by Summergate,” a memo to the council from Community Development Director John Hinzman states. “Staff believes a new purchase agreement and concept plan will be available prior to the February 7th City Council Meeting to allow more informed consideration of the action. Notice of the revised action would also be mailed to property owners within 350 feet of the property.”