Archive for Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Prairie Gardens hearing continues

January 16, 2002

The Basehor Planning Commission has continued a public hearing concerning the approval of the Prairie Gardens housing development's master plan.

Prairie Gardens is a 450 to 500 single and multi-family home development located on 158th Street in Basehor.

The Planning Commission continued the public hearing Jan. 15 to research the development further, city officials said. The latest meeting was a continuation of a public hearing that started at the Basehor Planning Commission meeting in December..

"I think they wanted to take some more time before making their decision," said Mike Hooper, Basehor City Codes Administrator.

The Planning Commission was scheduled to take action on the preliminary development plan, the overall plan for what the development will look like upon completion, for Prairie Gardens during the meeting.

The decision the Planning Commission faces concerning the development may have long-term effects on the city.

The development is requesting seven different variances from the normal city codes for approval.

"We're going to be setting some kind of precedent whatever we do," said Ron Owen, Basehor Planning Commission chairman.

Pete Opperman, development land planner, said the design of Prairie Gardens is a new concept, with homes ranging in size and design.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to continue the public hearing for Prairie Gardens on Feb. 19.

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