Presentation on theme: "Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020."— Presentation transcript:
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 A 0.6 mile road, 30 feet wide with curb and gutter, runs up the timber hill at 12 % grade for 1000 feet and runs along the grade on top of the hill with tall trees on either side embanking two ravines to naturally form three lakes and leads to the Temple. Finally, we approach the Temple that resides on the hill overlooking Kickapoo creek and Illinois river valleys.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple’s Vision 2020 More parking space Pond for conducting Teppotsava Yagashala patio with pavilion Mahadwara & Temple front architecture A recreational park with pavilion(s) Priests’ quarters A multi functional community center that houses Day Care Center, Yoga/meditation and Balavihar class rooms and a banquet auditorium Better Infrastructure
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Improved Infrastructure The current infrastructure is barely adequate. The narrowness of Prairie Lane and Hill Top Road is a serious concern to us and the neighbors. While the Temple land is now zoned R2 and located in the City of West Peoria, any further development is predicated on having an approach road off Kickapoo Creek Road (prescribed in the City’s annexation agreement). Need connection to 10 inch water main at Farmington Road and Creek Road intersection to provide proper fire protection with hydrants. Need connection to Creek Road sewer for gravity flow to replace the current pumping station.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Feedback from Oct 28 2008 Limestone Township Planning Commission Meeting Prairie Lane traffic is heavy caused by the Temple visitors. Concern about speedy visitors; children routinely play on the street. Adequate Fire protection will require a second access and a second source of water. The Township is reluctant to maintain roads that serve tax exempt organizations. Any attempt to upgrade/expand Hill Top and Prairie Lane would be resisted by homeowners who would lose front yards and even garages.. Strongly urge to explore Creek Road access.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 It was known at the time Temple’s 25 acre land was acquired (1998) that the entry from Creek Road was too steep (43% grade) to practically develop an entry road. There was much opposition to constructing the Temple off Prairie Lane. In 2007, Temple’s north side 25 acre land was purchased by a Temple trustee to build a retirement home and to safeguard the best interests of the Temple. In our quest for Creek Road entry in 2009, it was found that the adjacent land had a more practical 12 % grade entry. By joining hands with the adjacent land owners (now a private enterprise, qpro llc) we could explore and afford a common road. Thus, began the journey to evolve a business model to develop the combined 50 acres; still preserving Temple’s tax exempt status for 25 acres.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 The rezoning to R2 by the City of West Peoria has paved the way for Temple’s growth (Vision 2020); this would not have been possible without a private enterprise developing a condo tax base model. Without the condo tax base creation for Temple’s adjacent land, the City of West Peoria would not have interest in perpetually maintaining a road that predominantly serves a tax exempt Temple. Without the City of West Peoria annexation, Temple would remain status quo, with poor road entry, sanitary and fire protection issues. We would continue to risk public relations with concerns of heavy traffic on Prairie Lane. Why Annexation by City of West Peoria and why Partnership with a Private Enterprise
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Creek Road Perspective The first 1000 feet is 12% and the next 2000 feet flat to normal grade 43% Gradient Flat to elevated less than 7% grade 12% grade Kickapoo Creek Road Farmington Road Temple Three lakes are formed naturally with road embankments
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 The elderly condos planned are high end with “Age in Place” functionality for the Baby Boom Generation. The condos are individually owned and maintained. Temple
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Water Source: 10 inch from Farmington Road/Creek Road intersection looped with 4 inch on Prairie Lane; Ample water volume and pressure for fire protection. This will be tied to an IDOT project on safety upgrade to Farmington Road and Creek Road intersection scheduled for completion in 2013. Safety upgrade to Farmington road/ Creek Road intersection 2013
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Large gravity driven sewer connection without the complexity of septic or lift station. The sewer pipe travels under rail roads, under creek road and up the 43% grade hill.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Aerial perspective: Temple and Adjacent Areas Proposed Temple Hill Road can be a catalyst for the formation of a 200 acre rocky glen park to the south of the Temple. A large vacant timber land nestled in Kickapoo bluff will have been put to best and highest use.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 We purchased Temple’s 25 acre undeveloped land in 1998 for $65,000 at a unit cost of $2600 per acre (based on what was available and what we could afford). Bloomington last year invested nearly $300K for 3 acres developed land at a unit cost of $100,000/acre. St. Louis Temple having been land locked for years invested $1.2 Million for nearly 3 acres of adjacent land to address parking and growth issues. Our spending for infrastructure is long overdue. With the condo project partnership, Temple would get a publically maintained road off Kickapoo Creek Road. Temple’s investment of $450 K (1/3 of the estimated cost) would be reimbursed through a TIF agreement with the City of West Peoria; the reimbursement would obviously be predicated on the success of the condo project and the resulting tax base creation. The cost of the improved infrastructure to the Temple could therefore be potentially zero. The worst case scenario would be that the condo project would be put off for business reasons; the Temple’s road will have been built with Temple’s investment of $450K and the condo investors’ donation of $950K (2/3 of the estimated cost). The cost for developing Temple’s land will be $18,000 per acre; a real bargain.
Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 Temple Hill Road: Path to Vision 2020 The elderly condo owners (some are likely to be Temple devotees) would bring harmony and safety to a secluded area that has been vacant for decades and create a tax base for the good of the broader community. The development would help fill an “age in place” housing need of baby boomer generation.
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