Hays Parish Hall passes initially hurdle in apartment renovation project

The Hays Place Organizing Fee accredited a rezoning request for the former Catholic Parish Hall in Hays to multi-family members household. An Atchinson developer hopes to renovate the historic setting up into residences. File picture

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The previous Catholic Parish Hall in Hays handed its to start with hurdle Monday in a prepared renovation of the historic building into apartments.

The Hays Spot Preparing Commission authorized a zoning transform for the residence from general public and institutional to household multi-spouse and children.

The commission heard a joint application from the Catholic Dioceses of Salina, which owns the home, and developer Todd Co. LLC.

Developer Justin Pregont of Atchison attended the meeting Monday evening. The zoning modified passed easily — no just one from the community spoke for or from the venture.

Pregont is tentatively planning for 12 models in the previous parish middle, but that are unable to be confirmed until the project’s layout stage is finished.

The limestone building, 210 W. 13th, was built in 1907 and was employed as a school and administration building for decades. The developing has not been applied for extra than five years.

The parish centre is under agreement, but the developer has not closed on the sale.

For the reason that the parish middle is detailed as a historic building, it could qualify for condition tax credits. The residence is also inside of the Neighborhood Revitalization Application area and is qualified for tax rebates for 10 a long time.

Pregont mentioned he is doubtful what dimensions of residences the parish center will be able to accommodate or if they will be just one- or two-bed room units.

He will be implementing for Moderate Income Housing resources by way of the Kansas Housing Source Corp. He explained he cannot build the task without that funding. An announcement on software awards will be created in December.

The zoning transform will go just before the Hays Metropolis Fee on Sept. 9 for final approval.

El Charro Addition
El Charro Addition

El Charro Addition

The planning fee also accredited a replat of the El Charro Addition. 

Both of those the addition’s preliminary and final plats had been authorized Monday.

The addition, 2010 and 2020 E. Eighth, is not in the Hays metropolis restrictions, but it is in just the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Jesse Rohr, public operates director, who was filling in for the director of planning, said the city does not prepare to annex the addition at this time. These homes are served by metropolis h2o and are aspect of the Significant Creek Sewer District.

The addition is the internet site of Ol’ 40 Convey Benefit Shop and three apartment complexes, which had been all crafted in the 1940s.

The addition was just one ton just before 2015. In 2015, the usefulness shop was break up into a separate great deal from the apartment structures. The plat regarded as Monday would break the addition into four plenty, with every single apartment advanced on a distinctive great deal.

The town commission will most likely take into account the replat at a single of its September conferences.