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May 12, 2013

Joplin City Council to hear details of master developer project

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin residents and the City Council will learn who will co-develop a senior transitional living project with the city’s master developer, and other details of that project at a special meeting Monday night.

David Wallace, CEO of the Wallace-Bajjali Development Partners, is scheduled to give the council an update on the status of tornado redevelopment projects his firm is creating as the city’s contracted master developer.

“We do want to spend a great deal of time on the senior transitional housing project,” Wallace said of his presentation. “We will be rolling out specifics of that project. We also will be bringing our co-development partner and introducing them to the public as well as the City Council.”

The project, estimated to cost $35 million, will be built at the southwest corner of 26th Street and McClelland Boulevard. It will include patio homes, assisted living and memory-care accommodations.

Also slated for council action are staff requests to approve bids on the widening of Schifferdecker Avenue and of 26th Street, two of the projects to be paid for with the $12 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to Joplin last year by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Work could begin later this month if the council approves the bids, said Jack Schaller, assistant public works director.

The low bid on the 26th Street project from Schifferdecker to Maiden Lane was from Snyder Construction Co. for $1,950,065. The high bid was $2,224,485.

The low bid on the Schifferdecker widening from Seventh to 32nd streets is by APAC of Missouri at $1,936,905. The highest bid was $2,349,389.

The street projects, if approved, are to be finished by December.

Time and place

The council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday on the fifth floor of City Hall, 602 S. Main St.


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