Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2003

Falcon Lakes rezoning proposal is approved

October 16, 2003

The Basehor City Council Monday approved an ordinance rezoning an eight-acre tract north of Leavenworth Road, inside the Falcon Lakes development, from single family residential to planned residential.

Falcon Lakes is a 550-acre residential area and 18-hole public golf course located on Kansas Highway 7, north of Leavenworth Road, in Basehor.

The purpose for the ground: a 48-unit senior retirement community featuring a swimming pool, tennis courts and community building.

Developers called the project a "community built around a lifestyle."

The units would not be located inside the same building but separate buildings, four units per building. The complex would be for seniors 55-years-and-older and would entail 36 two bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom units.

In September, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning, 6-0. However, a decision by the City Council was not as decisive.

City Council member Bill Hooker made a motion to deny the rezoning. The motion failed, 3-2, with Hooker and City Council member Iris Dysart voting against the proposed development.

A motion to approve the development was passed, 3-2, with Hooker and Dysart again voting against.

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