A three-story building with 12 one-bedroom apartments is proposed for the southwest corner of Centennial and Tracy streets. To the right is the tract with properties combined to attract a large commercial development.

P&Z advances request to rezone southwest corner at Centennial and Tracy for an apartment building

The corner is south of the block that’s been cleared to entice a commercial developer

The block lined in green is requested to be rezoned from R-1 to R-3. The red line is the alley to be vacated on the commercial block.

Business investor Shane Burns received tentative approval Monday to build a 12-plex and vacate an alley on a swath of property he has cleared on the southwest corner of the roundabout.

Burns made clear he wants to build the three-story building with 12 one-bedroom apartments, tentatively named Centennial Crossing, on the south side of Tracy Street at Centennial Street (the southbound street coming out of the roundabout).

Also on Centennial but on the north side of Tracy, is a block of 10 lots that Burns has bought, cleared and to be combined for commercial development.

He explained to members of the Planning and Zoning Commission that the lot he wants to rezone from single-family residential to multi-family residential is not the site on the roundabout corner.

“I’m saving it (the prime tract) for something good,” Burns said.

The commission voted unanimously to send on Burns’ two requests. The first is to rezone the property south of Tracy from R-1 to R-3. The second is to vacate the north-south alley on the commercial tract.

Both requests will now go before the City Council for approval.

Burns Investments has other commercial properties in Webb City, including the lots south of Seventh Street on Madison Street that he had rezoned from R-1 to C-1 earlier this year.

He confirmed the rumor that Scooters Coffee will place one of its drive-thru locations on the 100-foot corner south of Dominos Pizza. It will be similar, he said, to the Scooters Coffee that recently opened in Carthage on the southwest corner of Central Street and Baker Boulevard.

Burns still has 275 feet of Madison Street frontage next to the Scooters property, which he said has drawn interest from a developer representing a restaurant.

Also on Madison Street, Burns confirmed that a Zips Car Wash is to be built between his car lot, X-Treme Powersports, and Commerce Bank.

Regarding his apartment rental business, Burns said that he has recently acquired The Village at Wingfield Apartments at 1302 N. Main St.

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