New development to add 87 new houses to city
Another development in the city of Basehor could begin construction within a matter of months.
Regency Woods developer Don Wilming has submitted preliminary plats for the development and will submit a final plat for consideration in September.
In reviewing the preliminary plat, city engineers have said there were a few minor items that needed to be improved, but they didn't anticipate any problems with the approval of the development.
"Don and his engineers have been very nice to work with and we don't expect having any problems with the them," City Codes Administrator Mike Hooper said.
Regency Woods is a 68-acre development between 155th and 158th streets.
The first phase of the development will feature 34 single-family homes. Upon completion of all three phases, the development will feature 87 units.
Also, an additional 15 to 20 acres could be developed. It would feature multi-family housing and commercial property, Hooper said.
Regency Woods will be an upscale development with homes priced starting at $225,000.
Although street plans do not have to be submitted until a final plat is turned in, the development will feature curb-and-gutter streets.
The beginning phase of construction for Regency Woods is tentatively scheduled for October.
With the construction of the third phase of the development, an interior collector street will have to be built to provide residents access to 155th and 158th streets, Hooper said.
The site of the development seems to further the thinking of city officials that the center of the city could move from 155th Street to 158th Street as well as along the Kansas Highway 24/40 corridor.
John and Ray Breuer are currently developing land along 158th Street that would feature single-and multi-family homes as well commercial property.
Phase one of the Prairie Gardens Estate is under construction. When completed, the development will bring 450 to 500 new homes into the city.
"Figuring that most of the development in the city will be to the south and the west, the majority of the development in the city should be right along there," Hooper said. "It would become the center of the planning area for the city."
As part of the developmental plans for Prairie Gardens, land will be available for the construction of a new Basehor City Hall and Basehor Community Library. Ten acres of land have already been donated by the developers as a site for a Basehor Historical Museum and Conference Center.