Basehor approves annexation
The Basehor City Council unanimously approved annexation ordinances for two separate, 80-acre parcels of ground during a meeting Monday, Sept. 22.
The first of the two pieces of ground annexed Monday night is owned by Shawnee developers Tom and Ben Zarda.
The ground is east of the Falcon Lakes development, just west of Kansas Highway 7.
Most likely, the 80-acres will feature commercial and retail uses, city officials said.
The other piece of ground, located at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 24/40 and 166th Street, is owned by Troy Letourneau, Dave Freeman and Curtis Oroke.
The land could be used for commercial and retail development, city officials said.
The latest annexation adds another parcel of ground at 166th and State Avenue to the city; in April city officials approved moving forward with the annexation of approximately 200 acres, owned by Ginger Creek developer Tony Lacy.
The Lacy property, when developed, will also feature residential and commercial lots, city officials said.
The three-member Leavenworth County Commission agreed those properties should come into the city of Basehor.
The county commission unanimously approved the annexations earlier this summer.