Tentative Mission Chateau approvals process laid out

A recent rendering of the proposed Mission Chateau senior living community that the Tutera Group would like to build on the Mission Valley Middle School site.

After months of preparation and planning both in public and behind the scenes, the Tutera Group’s proposed Mission Chateau development on the site of Mission Valley Middle School is set to make its way through the Prairie Village Planning Commission and City Council approvals process.

The city released the following timeline for the project last week:

The Developer, Tutera Properties, has submitted an application for a Special Use Permit (PC2013-05) for a Senior Housing development including a skilled nursing facility, independent/assisted living facility, and independent villas.  There is also an associated site plan for the proposed development (PC2013-114).  A copy of the general project description, drawings of the developmenttraffic study, and preliminary drainage study have been provided by the applicant.  Printed copies are available for review at Corinth Library and City Hall.

The Planning Commission will consider the Special Use Permit (PC2013-05) and the Site Plan (PC2013-114) at the May 7, 2013 Planning Commission meeting. The Special Use Permit is a public hearing item.  The public hearing session of the Planning Commission meeting will begin after the conclusion of the non-public hearing applications.  The meeting will be held in Friendship Hall at the Village Presbyterian Church at 6641 Mission Rd.  Given the anticipated public comment regarding this project, the Planning Commission is requesting individuals come prepared to present their comments at the May 7th meeting.  The Planning Commission has also scheduled consideration of these two items at the June 4th Planning Commission meeting to hear any new public comment and discuss a recommendation which would be forwarded to the City Council for consideration. If the Planning Commission completes their discussion and votes on a recommendation at the June 4th meeting, it is anticipated that the City Council will consider the Special Use Permit at their July 1st meeting.

This project page will be updated after each meeting. Individuals are encouraged to sign-up for email notifications of changes to this project page.

If neighbors choose to file a protest petition against the planned development, they’ll be able to do so after the city closes the public hearing on the issue, which would likely occur after the June 4 meeting referenced above.