Landscaping and sidewalk improvements are coming to the Abby’s Legendary Pizza site courtesy of Keizer’s urban renewal program.

The Keizer Urban Renewal Agency approved Monday night a grant of just more than $56,000 to remove and relocate the current curb-side sidewalk. In its place will be a planting strip between the curb and a new sidewalk along the River Road frontage. The agency is comprised entirely and solely of the Keizer City Council.

Gelco Construction and Davies Construction were awarded the bids. The street fund will pick up $9,037 of the total cost because owners are closing a driveway very close to the River Road – Garland Way intersection. The curb is the city’s responsibility, said Public Works Superintendent Bill Lawyer.

“Because we can get the driveway closed and get turning movements further away from the intersection we are partnering with them… while they’re doing their project,” Lawyer said.

In other business, councilors:

• Mandated mailing and public notice costs for development, zoning changes and the like be borne by the applicant. They raised the in-house review percentage fee on building applications from 10 percent to 20 percent and added a fee for extending a partition application.

• Authorized the city manager to sign a contract with Cascade Water Works Inc. for two well pump station upgrades. Anticipated cost is $171,600.