Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2004

Basehor studies pyramid zoning

April 22, 2004

The Basehor City Council could choose to bring back its previous model for zoning classifications for businesses and residences within the city limits.

On Monday, April 26, City Council members plan to discuss pyramid zoning, a designation that prevents developments from going above the zoning classifications they've been approved for but allows them to build for the classifications below.

Basically, pyramid zoning would allow for more mixed-use developments. For instance, light industrial businesses would be allowed within the same area as a commercial business.

The city has used pyramid zoning in the past as has Leavenworth County.

The agenda does not include a scheduled for a vote Monday, but one could be added to the action item list if the City Council chooses to move forward.

The City Council is slated to vote on the following Monday night:

  • An ordinance adopting heavy commercial sewer classification and rates. This item is slated for discussion earlier in the meeting under unfinished business.
  • An ordinance setting speed limits for arterial and collector streets and on-street parking. This is also slated for discussion under old business.
  • A letter supporting grant money to pay for police and municipal court software. This item will be discussed under new business.
  • Dues for 2005 membership into Leavenworth Area Development. A representative from LAD will be on hand for a presentation under the citizens and petitions portion of the meeting.
  • Executive session to discuss personnel and attorney-client privileged matters.
  • Mayor and City Council member reports.
  • A work session also is scheduled to follow the regular meeting, however, as of press time there are no items listed on the agenda.

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