ST. JOHN | The Town Council will hold a public hearing at its June 25 meeting on two annexation requests that could increase the size of St. John by about 265 acres.
The two properties are adjacent to each other along White Oak Avenue between 93rd Avenue and 101st Avenue. The west side of the properties is bounded mostly by the winding Bull Run Ditch.
The petitions were filed by Joseph Herman, trustee for a 79.6-acres parcel at the southwest corner of 93rd and White Oak, and by Schilling Development for four parcels totaling just more than 185 acres adjacent to it.
A resolution for the required fiscal plan of the annexation listing the benefits to the town and the costs will also be introduced at the meeting. The fiscal plan and the annexation could be approved at the council's July 23 meeting, which would allow the town to advertise it the following week and for the annexation to take effect Aug. 30.
St. John Town Manager Stephen Kil said it appears the property will be developed with single-family homes similar to those in Schilton Hills subdivision on the north side of 93rd from the 265 acres.
"This type of development is exactly what the town is looking forward to," Kil said of the proposed project.
"The property lies within the geographic center of the town and has always been included in our comprehensive plan to be annexed," Kil said.
"Schilling Development always does a first-class job with development and housing, and I am looking forward to working with them on what is sure to be a project that will span several years and enhance the property values of the community."
Jack Slager, development manager for Schilling Development, said Schilling is working with the other property owner to put together "one big project" for the 265 acres. He confirmed single-family homes in the $400,000 to $500,000 price range are what is being considered, but the project is in the very early stages and the number of homes isn't known.
"It's taken a year to get to this point, and it's probably another year to go before we start construction with all the work to be done yet," Slager said.