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New classifications added for Basehor

January 20, 2005

A new zoning classification recently approved by the Basehor Planning Commission would be a perfect compliment for a downtown district should the city of Basehor ever move forward with developing one, Basehor city planner Angela Solberg said.

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Planning Commission unanimously approved, 6-0, three varying classifications for mixed-use zoning districts. Each of the three classifications would allow for residential areas above or below commercial businesses, Solberg said.

"The residential would be like a loft apartment situation," Solberg said. "The only place you could have residential is above or below a business. There wouldn't be anything free-standing.

"This gives more uses and I think it could be modified to fit a downtown district," she added.

The three zoning classifications are "all basically the same principle," Solberg said. Two of the three allow for residential areas inside commercial business parks; the third allows for residences inside a light industrial business park.

While the zoning classifications were approved Tuesday night, they are not yet official. The Basehor City Council is scheduled to vote Monday, Jan. 24 on the Planning Commission's recommendation.

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