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City of Independence
BILL NO. 18-0841st R

Agenda Title:

18-084 - 1R. An ordinance authorizing and directing the City Manager to enter into an Agreement with Shepherd Enterprises, to convey the former Fire Station 4 real estate.

Staff recommends approval of the ordinance.

Executive Summary:

This ordinance authorizes the transfer of property from the City of Independence to Shepherd Enterprises.  In order to ensure the highest and best use for this property in the future the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in June 2018 to convey the property for a project that would result in reuse of the property to complement the surrounding neighborhood.  Shepherd Enterprises was the sole respondent to the RFP.  The developer proposes to convert the space into office, conference room and storage space for the business.


The site, located at the northeast corner of 23rd Street and Liberty Street, consists of approximately 0.24 acres and sits to the east of the new Fire Station 4.  The existing 1 story building was constructed in the 1950s as the Fire Station 4. 


The building, since its construction, has been used by the City of Independence as a fire station until 2008 when the new Fire Station 4 was opened.  Since that time, the City has maintained the building.


In June 2018, the City issued the Reuse of City Property – Former Fire Station Building Request for Proposals.  A single response was received from Shepherd Enterprises, a local general contractor, with the intent to reuse the property for the growing business.  The developer's proposed plan is to remodel the interior of the building to allow a smooth flow of operation between reception area to office space to design and material selection area.  They also plan to upgrade the exterior of the building through landscaping, paint, roof, foundation repairs.

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell

Community Development DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Draft OrdinanceOrdinance
RFPBackup Material
Plot Plan - Fire Station 4Backup Material