Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2003

Honey Creek Farms rezoning approved

October 30, 2003

At its meeting Monday, Oct. 27, the Basehor City Council narrowly approved two separate rezoning requests submitted by developers of the Honey Creek Farms development.

Honey Creek Farms is an 80-acre, multi-use development located at the southwest corner of 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24/40. The development will 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.

On Monday night, developers requested 35.9 acres of the development be rezoned from rural residential to planned residential and another parcel, approximately 44 acres, be rezoned from rural residential to general business use. Both requests were approved by a 3-2 margin; City Council members Bill Hooker and Iris Dysart voted against the rezoning.

The City Council's approval follows the recommendation of the Basehor Planning Commission, which approved the rezoning earlier this month, on Oct. 7. Planning Commission members said the planned residential portion of the development is a familiar concept to city officials.

The Prairie Gardens development on 158th Street uses the same concept.

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.

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