City Council approves annexation
The Basehor City Council gave preliminary approval Monday, Aug. 11 to annex 81 acres slated for commercial and retail development at the southwest corner of 166th Street and State Avenue.
The City Council voted, 4-1, to approve a resolution for annexing the acreage. City Council member Bill Hooker was the lone voice of opposition.
The land is being developed by Troy Letourneau Construction L.L.C., Planet Development L.L.C. and Curtis Oroke Construction Inc., according to information released by Basehor city officials. The annexation of the land is voluntary, city officials said.
The city's annexation must be approved by the Leavenworth County Commission, which will review the proposal in coming weeks. City officials said the county commission hasn't voiced objections to the city's proposal.
The latest annexation adds another parcel of ground at 166th and State Avenue to the city; in April city officials approved moving forward with the annexation of approximately 200 acres, owned by Ginger Creek developer Tony Lacy.
The Lacy property, when developed, will also feature residential and commercial lots, city officials said.