by Heidi L. Everett
St. Joseph City Council approved preliminary and final plats for the St. Joseph City Hall addition Jan. 19.
The resolutions approved splitting existing parcels adjacent to the former Kennedy building and city hall into three separate parcels. City Hall will have 1.3 acres, Little Saints Academy, the new owner of the Kennedy building, will have a 4.3-acre parcel. The remaining 8.3 acres are reserved for a park and community center.
Access to these parcels is currently serviced through Baker Street East and Callaway Street East.
Existing accesses will be maintained. No new accesses are proposed.
No new trails or sidewalks are needed as a result of the proposal. No new infrastructure is needed.
The City plans to reconvene a community center planning group within the next month.