Archive for Thursday, March 4, 2004

Maples subdivision tabled again

March 4, 2004

Once again the debate concerning a proposed subdivision in Basehor has been scratched from the city's schedule.

The continuing debate revolving around the Maples subdivision, a proposed 100 single-family home development located on 40 acres of land, was set to resume Tuesday night during the Basehor Planning Commission meeting. The Tuesday night hearing was set as a continuation of a Planning Commission meeting in January.

Because changes to the development's preliminary plat were not completed in time for the meeting this week, the issue has been tabled once again. It is tentatively set for another hearing in April.

The Maples subdivision first appeared before the city in 2003. The development has heard numerous voices of opposition throughout the planning process.

Its borders adjoin those of Pin Oak, another residential development just west of land slated for the Maples development. Pin Oak residents, as well as other nearby property owners, have told city officials that the development would endanger people in their neighborhood.

The proposed subdivision has no other access road besides Poplar Street, a street servicing Pin Oak residents.

In January, the Planning Commission asked Maples developers to complete a traffic study on the intersection of Poplar and 155th Street before coming back before them.

Basehor city codes administrator Mike Hooper said his office has not yet received a traffic study from developers but that it appears developers have plans in place to secure another access road into Maples.

The city has received a letter from the Holy Angels Catholic Church, stating that a verbal agreement between the two sides is in place granting developers an easement along the church's east property line for an access road.

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