WHAT TO DO WITH THE ADACHI PROPERTY?
Two real estate developers, Ross Hillesheim and his partner, Jake, had been looking for ideas for the Adachi Property, which they bought in Spring 2017. They have several other properties, including four gas stations. They know that gas stations make money, so they are inclined to put a gas station on the property. The property is zoned commercial, though since it is in the P1 District, they can put two-story apartment buildings on the property.
They are also considering a mini-mart or grocery, a restaurant or coffee shop, perhaps with outdoor seating, or general retail space for e.g. a nail salon or a hair salon, or dry cleaner. Perhaps a car wash or oil changing business, or even a bank. They presented their project at the April MAC meeting and received very negative feedback about a gas station. Most people present thought a restaurant with outdoor seating was best. Some suggested moving the Library to the Adachi property. Maurice Abraham also provided some ideas, which included apartment buildings around the edges.
They cite their background as family men. They both are married with small children. They are very concerned about the environment, and intend to put electric car charging stations and solar panels on the property. Because the property is so close to the Christian School, they will not sell alcohol or tobacco, or be able to serve alcohol in a restaurant.
Their monthly costs are running about $4,000 per month, so they intend to decide soon. Ross can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.