Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Basehor looks at new development

March 19, 2003

The Basehor Planning Commission got its first look Tuesday, March 18 at a proposed development entailing commercial and multi-family uses.

The Basehor Plaza development, the southeast corner of 155th Street and Kansas Highway 24/40, is proposing to build 19 four-plex units, and 12 lots slated for commercial use.

The development will sit on 31 acres of ground.

"It's going to be pretty upscale, all the way around," Basehor Plaza developer John Thurston said to Planning Commission members. "It's going to be a nice development, a nice addition to Basehor."

Some businesses coming to the development include a funeral home, convenience store/ gas station and possibly a fast food restaurant, Thurston said.

The multi-family units will be composed of mainly residents age 55 and older, he added.

"They do attract older buyers," he said. "I don't know if that's good or bad for Basehor."

Planning Commission members approved rezoning of the property to include multi-family and commercial use, pending the developer reconfigure some street plans and drainage calculations.

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