According to this evening’s meeting agenda, “The current owners of this property have submitted a signed consent to annex the property under K.S.A. 12-520a and desire the annexation to allow for development and access to City utilities for a proposed commercial retail development. The land is contiguous with the present City limits. Approval of the annexation will allow the property owner to receive full benefits of City services, including utilities and fire/police
protection. The developer has already submitted full plan documents for the build-out of the property for review, including building plans and engineered stormwater management plans.”
Attached is a map of location, which is owned by Rosemary Flores. The business referred to is Aaron’s, a national lease-to-own retailer.
City Manager Toby Dougherty told Hays Post that if approved, this would extend Hays city limits around the property, which in turn would establish a 2-way relationship with the property owner: city infrastructure and services would be available for the property, and the city would collect sales and property taxes from the owner and business.
Dougherty said he isn’t aware of any time table for completion of the development, but his understanding is that if annexation is approved this evening, the company is ready to begin construction immediately.