Following the announcement last week by Nodaway County Economic Development of a planned senior assisted living facility on the west edge of Maryville, the city is moving forward with the process required to annex a 30-acre parcel where construction would take place.
The 37,0000 square foot residential complex is to go up on what is currently a soybean field spreading south and west between the city's main water tower and Icon Road.
On Monday the City Council passed an ordinance stating its acceptance of a petition to annex the property submitted by landowners Sarah and Keith Arnold.
The Arnolds' petition was accompanied by documents indicating their intention to develop 6 acres of the parcel themselves by constructing a subdivision containing single-family homes. The subdivision would be configured within a 400-foot by 700-foot rectangle at the southwest corner of the property with one of the 400-foot sides fronting Icon.
City Manager Greg McDanel said that by accepting the petition, the council has set the stage for a public hearing on the proposed annexation on Sept. 9. A vote on the annexation itself could come as soon as Sept. 23.
Development of the assisted living facility is to be undertaken by St. Louis-based ClearPath Senior Holdings, which has already acquired a Certificate of Need from the state of Missouri. The document asserts that the facility would materially contribute to the welfare of elderly people in the Maryville area.
ClearPath's Jim Eisenhart said construction of the 46-unit, $6-million complex is scheduled to begin this fall and, when completed late next summer, will consist of a single-story structure divided into studio, one‐bedroom and two‐bedroom units.
Amenities are to include food preparation areas, communal and private dining, a café, a rehabilitation room, a salon, activity spaces and employee and resident parking.
Services will include both assisted living and memory care provided by a staff of approximately 40 employees, including nurses, caregivers, maintenance personnel and administrative staff.
Like most annexations, this one comes with some out-of-pocket costs for the city, including extension of an existing 12-inch water main and possibly other infrastructure improvements.
McDanel told the council that city staff would conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the project examining both its potential economic payoffs and liabilities.
In other business this week, the council:
∙Formally approved an increase in the city's water rates needed to service the debt on $13.7 million in bonds approved by voters to construct a new wastewater treatment plant. Depending on how much water is used, the increase will raise combined water/sewer bills for Maryville households between 20 and 30 percent beginning Nov. 1.
∙Appointed Tom Snyder and Kirby Morrison to three-year terms on the Planning and Zoning Commission and appointed Bob Bush and Steve Klotz to the Maryville Public Library Board of Trustees.
Page 2 of 2 - ∙Approved an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the Missouri Department of Transportation that will provide as much as $440,000 in grant funds for construction of a new "streetscape" along Fourth Street between the courthouse square and Northwest Missouri State University.
∙Rejected a request from Patrick and Kristin Dougherty to change the zoning at 622 N. Market St. from R-2 single-family to R-4 multi-family. Council members sided with an earlier decision by the Planning and Zoning Commission stating that the change was not supported by the city's comprehensive plan and would have altered the neighborhood's traditional single-family character.