Mallory Herrmann

A public hearing for the proposed Allera development at Missouri Route 150 and SW Pryor Road was delayed to Jan. 22.

The hearing was on the agenda for the city council’s Jan. 8 regular session, but some signs posted by the city mistakenly listed a Jan. 22 hearing date. While the state statute requirement to host one public hearing for such development projects has already been met by holding a public hearing at the Dec. 13 planning commission meeting, city staff and the city council wanted to avoid confusion and ensure anyone interested in attending or speaking at the hearing has the opportunity to do so.

The preliminary development plan (PDP) includes 159 single-family lots, ranging in size from 1,300 to 1,900 square feet and priced between $200,000 and $250,000. The developer is requesting modifications to the minimum lot width, requesting a 38-foot lot width rather than the 50-foot minimum required by the unified development ordinance (UDO), and a 15-foot rear yard setback, shorter than the 20-foot minimum required by the UDO.

The planning commission recommended the PDP for council approval with a unanimous vote. Commissioner Donnie Funk was absent from that meeting.

The council will hold a public hearing on the application at their Jan. 22 session, scheduled for 6:00 p.m.