Former car lot may be home to coffee stand, construction firm

Pleasant Ridge Construction Owner Clint Adamson tells Port of Grandview commissioners his plans for property at 101 Stover Rd. at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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Pleasant Ridge Construction Owner Clint Adamson tells Port of Grandview commissioners his plans for property at 101 Stover Rd. at Tuesday night’s meeting.

GRANDVIEW – A parcel of land adjacent to the Ameristar gas station, former home to both the Budget and Legacy Motors car dealerships, may get new life.

That’s if the Port of Grandview, Pleasant Ridge Construction, and Peace, Love & Coffee can work out a lease agreement.

At last night’s Port of Grandview meeting Clint Adamson, owner of the Grandview construction firm, presented his plans for the property at 101 Stover Rd. to the port commissioners.

He said he would like to construct a building large enough for several offices and enclose a bull pen on the end of the property nearest the I-82 overpass. He said there would be plenty of space on the other end of the lot closest to the gas station for Addison Kay, owner of Peace, Love & Coffee, to set up shop.

The construction company owner said he is currently operating his firm out of his home, but wants to expand.

Adamson’s plan includes enough office space for other entities until his firm grows large enough to occupy the entire building he plans to construct.

That building, however, would not be constructed immediately. Instead, he would install a 576-square foot shop on the foundation left on the parcel when the latest car dealership moved out.

Adamson would also have a mobile office on the property until the new office building can be constructed. He told commissioners he plans to construct the office space next year.

Included in his plans to grow the construction business is the addition of landscaping, commercial construction and government contracting divisions.

“To grow my business I need a place to work other than my home,” said Adamson, who has owned a construction business in Grandview for the past 11 years.

Equipment for the construction company would be secured in the bull pen area of the property, according to Adamson.

“Part of my concern is the need for flexibility,” said Port of Grandview Commissioner Ron Grow, noting the property is close to a rail line that would be useful to other potential businesses.

However, Adamson proposed steel construction for the new office building, making it more portable if the Port of Grandview had need to move his business to make way for another entity in need of the rail line.

Kay was relieved to hear Adamson’s proposal because she delivered a proposal of her own, expressing an interest in leasing the property for a coffee stand.

Commissioners told her the coffee stand might fit in with Adamson’s plans for the west end of the parcel.

She agreed after hearing the construction firm owner speak to the commissioners.

The commissioners convened into executive session at the close of the meeting, deciding by a 3-0 vote between Grow, and commissioners Jim Sewell and Richard Shenyer to enter into negotiations with the two business owners for the lease of the property.


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