Parkville’s aldermen approved the final development plan for a new QuikTrip gas station.
The 18-pump, 5,858-square-foot gas station will be located at the southeast corner of Missouri Route 45 and Highway 9 just east of the Parkville Commons Shopping Center.
That’s about a half mile northeast from City Hall, where the aldermen approved the plan on Nov. 30.
Aside from some signage differences and a smaller number of gas islands, Assistant City Administrator Sean Ackerson said the new QuikTrip will be comparable to the gas station in Riverside, 4600 N.W. Gateway Dr.
Both gas stations are what QuikTrip calls “Generation 3” stores, a retooling of the store’s concept in the service of increased food sales. New stores include “QT Kitchens” where customers can order from a fast food-styled menu of pizzas and sandwiches alongside specialty coffees and smoothies.
The new stores’ services increase the amount of time customers are at the store, so “Generation 3” QuikTrips include more parking spaces than earlier stores had.
The 2.6 acres zoned for the QuikTrip store will have 74 parking spaces.
After resolving some issues pursuant to stormwater and traffic management — specifically, car activity related to Julian Drive and Missouri Route 45, an access point to the future gas station — the planning and zoning commission unanimously approved the plan.
The aldermen followed suit and unanimously approved the new QuikTrip during their meeting.
The alderman also discussed scheduling for ordinances pertaining to budgetary measures: a 2.5 percent sewer rate increase and the passage of next year’s operating budget.
After an initial reading, a Jan. 19 public hearing was set for a proposed 2.5 percent sewer rate increase, an increase a little less than a dollar in the average city sewer bill, which is about $37.20, according to city staff’s calculations.
The aldermen also approved an initial reading of the 2016 operating budget, which is projected to have about $8.9 million in expenditures against about $12.5 million in revenue. The final reading will be held during the aldermen’s Dec. 15 meeting, the last one of the year.