Development receives approval
The Basehor Planning Commission approved the master development plan and preliminary plat for the Falcon Lakes subdivision on Tuesday at Basehor City Hall.
The Falcon Lakes subdivision is a 540-acre tract along Kansas Highway 7. The development would include 584 single-family lots, an 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse and four surrounding lakes. Construction of the golf course has already begun and should be completed for the 2002 season.
Almost 90 percent of a manmade lake at the subdivision has been completed.
Representatives from the Falcon Lakes subdivision said construction of the houses should start this fall. The cost of the homes will start at $175,000. Developers of Falcon Lakes have similar developments in Leawood and Lenexa.
Approval of the preliminary plat had been tabled since last month's meeting because of technical problems with the plans. On Tuesday, the planning commission approved the preliminary plat as well as final plats for the first and second phases of the development.
"As soon as they have their construction plans completed and approved by our office and the city engineer, they will go before the City Council for approval," Basehor City Codes Administrator Mike Hooper said.
Falcon Lakes representatives had requested several variances from the city codes in their preliminary plat. City officials were already reviewing several of those variances for possible changes.
The preliminary plat was passed pending the approval of Hooper's recommendation regarding those variances.
The meeting was a public hearing and several people asked about possible improvements to the perimeter roads 147th Street, Donahoo Road and Hollingsworth Road.
Hooper said that for every lot the Falcon Lakes subdivision sells, approximately $2,400 goes toward the improvements of those perimeter roads. The subdivision would have to be completed before those roads would be improved.
Sewage from the Falcon Lakes subdivision would be pumped to the wastewater treatment plant in Basehor.
The Planning Commission also approved a preliminary plat for the second phase of the Iron Creek subdivision. The Iron Creek subdivision is a development located at 155th Street and Pin Oak Drive, just north of Leavenworth Road and west of 155th Street.