Archive for Thursday, November 13, 2003

Basehor adds standards for commercial design

November 13, 2003

The Basehor City Council unanimously approved commercial design standards for new commercial buildings during its meeting Monday, Nov. 10.

The standards will stiffen construction and landscape requirements of businesses along the busiest roads in Basehor -- 150th, 155th and 158th streets; Parallel and Leavenworth roads and the city's portion of U.S. Highway 24/40.

Well constructed, attractive businesses along those roads is not only good policy, but makes a good impression on travelers, new residents and potential new businesses, city officials said.

The design standards also will require that new businesses within close proximity of each other follow a uniform theme, assuring continuity, the officials said.

The design standards will not apply to current businesses in operation. However, developments that have not yet received building permits will have to comply with the new standards.

In other action, the Council:

  • Approved the installation of street lights for the Creek Ridge subdivision, 158th Street and Parallel, pending completion of a study by Kansas Power and Light.
  • Approved, 3-2, an ordinance amending solid waste fees. Council members John Bonee and Iris Dysart voted against amending the ordinance.
  • Approved, 3-2, an amendment to the wastewater connection and treatment fees policy. Bonee and Dysart voted against the amendment.

The Council will meet Monday, Nov. 17 for a meeting and work session. For the Council meeting, city officials will present results of the Pinehurst note offering and take action on a resolution.

The agenda for the work session is listed below:

  • Discuss a benefit district and sewer connections for the U.S. Highway 24/40 Highway interceptor project.
  • Discuss the east and west interceptor project.
  • Discuss the removal of two lift stations on 155th Street.
  • Discuss the Kansas Highway 7 corridor.

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