Archive for Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Subdivision slated for hearing Tuesday

December 31, 2003

Next week, the Basehor Planning Commission will host a public hearing on the preliminary plat of the Maples subdivision.

The Maples subdivision is a proposed 100 single-family home development located just east of the Pin Oak subdivision. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is the only item listed on the agenda Tuesday evening.

Maples developers and nearby residents opposing the subdivision have debated the project in past meetings.

Mike Hooper, Basehor city codes administrator, said both sides would have an opportunity to address the issue Tuesday .

In December, Planning Commission members tabled action on the Maples subdivision, opting to set aside a decision until an analysis of traffic volume at the intersections of Poplar and 155th streets could be completed.

Poplar Street, a residential street servicing Pin Oak, would also be the primary access road in the Maples development. The proposed subdivision has no other usable access road.

Last week, an engineering firm determined Poplar Street could handle traffic for an additional 75 homes, Basehor city officials said.

Lonnie Philips, developer of the Maples subdivision, told the Planning Commission he is working with Holy Angels Catholic Church to gain an easement for building another access road into the proposed subdivision.

Residents of Pin Oak, and other nearby property owners, oppose any additional traffic on Poplar Street.

Basehor city officials said five nearby property owners have sent letters to Planning Commission and Basehor City Council members opposing the construction of the Maples development.

Before the Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night, new members of the Basehor Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 6 p.m. for an organizational meeting. Those new members are: David Roe, Ty Garver, Leslie Bishop, Bill Robison and Jeff Scherer.

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