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Basehor Plaza passes first city approval

August 7, 2003

The Basehor Planning Commission unanimously approved the first phase of a commercial and residential development during its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5. The approval is pending the completion of eight adjustments developers must make before final plat approval, planning commission members said.

Tuesday night's action means the plans will be forwarded to the Basehor City Council for final approval.

The Basehor Plaza development, a 33-acre site at the northeast corner of State Avenue and 155th Street, will contain approximately 12 to 14 commercial lots and 10 four-plexes, according to the site plan shown to the Planning Commission Tuesday night.

The planning commission asked developers make changes suggested by the city's engineer such as finalizing its maintenance agreements, submitting final storm-water retention plans, maintaining residential density and making street adjustments inside Basehor Plaza.

The development's first phase, about 17 acres, will include seven commercial lots.

The commercial property will front the highway and follow the city's developmental policies for highway businesses including landscaping and maintenance requirements, city officials said.

Original plans called for the planning commission to review the final plat for the entire development, but Basehor Plaza developers asked that the plat be separated into two phases.

Revised plans shown Tuesday night indicated that developers are trying to increase the residential density at Basehor Plaza by adding two additional four-plexes in phase two.

Phase two wasn't at issue Tuesday night, but Mike Hooper, Basehor city codes administrator, told developers he wouldn't support any density increases later in the development phase.

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