Archive for Thursday, October 9, 2003

Honey Creek Farms rezoning is approved

October 9, 2003

The Basehor Planning Commission approved a rezoning request submitted by Landplan Engineering to rezone an 80-acre tract from rural residential to planned residential and general business during its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Landplan Engineering, a Lawrence based firm, is handling the design work for the Honey Creek Farms development located at the southwest corner of 166th Street and 24/40.

Engineers told the Planning Commission Tuesday night that the development would include 67 single-family homes, 16 patio homes, 28 town homes and 22 commercial lots.

The commercial lots could house a convenience store, restaurant, bank, church and possibly, a mini-storage facility.

The Planning Commission also approved the development's preliminary plat.

City codes administrator Mike Hooper said sewage from the development will be pumped to the city's Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.

A benefit district is being discussed for funding construction of the necessary sewer lines, Hooper said.

Ron Owen, Planning Commission chairman, said the planned residential portion of the development is a familiar one to the Planning Commission. The Prairie Gardens development on 158th Street uses the same concept.

"It's a concept we have utilized and I think it's a good concept," the chairman said.

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