Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2004

City to consider options for Holiday Plaza access

November 4, 2004

A decision tonight by the Lansing City Council could have lasting effects on businesses in and around Holiday Plaza.

The council, which meets beginning at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 800 First Terrace, is scheduled to select a preferred option for access to Holiday Plaza businesses to recommend to state transportation officials.

John Young, the city's public works director, said the spacing between Holiday Terrace and the entrance to Holiday Plaza, between Citizens National Bank and Lansing Pharmacy, is too close to meet traffic safety goals of the Main Street System Enhancement Project.

Two options will be considered: One would place Holiday Terrace between the bank and pharmacy with access to Holiday Plaza businesses at a curb cut west of the bank; option 2 would place Holiday Terrace north of the pharmacy with access to the businesses off a street built west of the pharmacy.

A city survey of affected businesses showed a nearly even split among the preferred options: Nine businesses favored option 1; seven businesses wanted option 2.

"Everybody has their own specific views on this," Young said. "The council will weigh the arguments the people make and try to come up with the best decision for everybody."

Here's tonight's agenda:

Consent agenda

¢ Approve minutes of the Oct. 21 council meeting.

Regular agenda

¢ Guide the Kansas Department of Transportation on Holiday Plaza access.

¢ Consider the preliminary development plan for the Old Town development, 210 N. Main St.

¢ Consider changing the twice-monthly meeting times for City Council from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. effective Jan. 1, 2005.

¢ Hear the treasurer's report for the quarter ending Sept. 30.

¢ Hear reports from the city engineer, city attorney, city administrator and city council members.

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