Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003

Council to discuss 3 developments

October 23, 2003

The Basehor City Council will discuss and consider three proposed developments during its meeting Monday, Oct. 27. Each of the developments was discussed earlier this month during the Basehor Planning Commission meeting.

The first of the developments slated for consideration next week will be an ordinance proposing the rezoning from single-family residential to multi-family residential of property at 2826 N. 155th St. The ground is the former home of the Basehor United Methodist Church.

Approximately five years ago, the church's sanctuary, a historical landmark, was destroyed by fire. The building housing church offices and an education center remains.

City Council member and local developer John Bonee owns the ground and is proposing a drastic overhaul to the property, taking the existing structure and renovating it to include seven upscale apartments.

The Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning request, 6-0.

Next on the docket is a proposal to rezone an 80-acre tract at 166th Street and State Avenue from rural residential to planned residential and general business. The development is called Honey Creek Farms.

It contains 48 acres of residential property and 28 acres of commercial ground. The City Council will consider not only the rezoning of the ground but Honey Creek Farms' preliminary plat, both of which were approved by the Planning Commission.

The last development under consideration and perhaps the most controversial is the Maples Subdivision, a proposed single- and multi-family residential area east of the Pin Oak subdivision.

Leavenworth developer Lonnie Phillips proposed to build 77 single family homes and 23 townhomes or duplexes. That was before the Planning Commission meeting, where residents of Pin Oak and Wellington Place, another nearby subdivision voiced their opposition to the project.

The Planning Commission rejected the proposal.

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