By Conrad Dudderar
A proposed sale of property will allow a new business to be built in a Yukon retail development near a major street corner.
The Yukon Planning Commission, at its Aug. 8th meeting, voted 3-0 to approve a lot split at the Yukon Angle Addition near Vandament and Garth Brooks Boulevard.
Westmark Investors LLC requested City of Yukon approval to divide lot IB, block 1 at 1111 W Vandament into two parcels. The site is now developed as a surface parking lot.
The lot split will facilitate the sale of a small parcel on the “immediate” northeast corner of Vandament and First Place Boulevard.
“We have a user that’s looking to go into this lot,” Westmark Investors’ agent Bill Reid told planning commissioners.
The parcel consists of 14,989 square feet, Reid wrote in a July 25th letter to Yukon Assistant City Manager Mitchell Hort.
“The property is proposed to be developed for a health-related retail use,” Reid added.
The property owner would use existing entrances into the parking lot.
“We have a cross-access easement coming off of Vandament and off of First Place Boulevard,” Reid added.
No new curb cuts or drives onto a public street will be permitted for the newly created lot.
The lot split application was submitted by Baker First Commercial Real Estate on behalf of Westmark Investors LLC.
NEW OFFICE BUILDINGS
A developer plans to combine lots for two new buildings in a Yukon office park development south of Interstate 40.
Planning commissioners, at their August meeting, recommended approval of a “reverse” lot split for The Commons of Yukon on Health Center Parkway near INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital.
David Rhoades, representing The Commons of Yukon, told commissioners why the applicant was making the request.
“A couple years ago, when we replatted it, we thought that the market was going to demand that smaller-size building,” Rhoades said.
Prospective buyers desire larger buildings to be constructed in The Commons of Yukon II Addition, on the west side of Health Center Parkway just north of Professional Circle.
The application consists of two lots in block 1 and four lots in block 3, totaling 0.928 acres at 1801 Commons Circle. The site is zoned C-3 (restricted commercial district) planned unit development.
“The reason for the request is so that the buildings planned in each parcel can be constructed without encroaching upon platted lot lines,” engineer Mark Grubbs explained in a July 20th memo to the Yukon Development Services Department.
“Reversal and/or elimination of these lot lines would allow the developer to construct the size of buildings needs by their clients.”