Archive for Thursday, July 14, 2005

New Basehor developments earn approval from council members

July 14, 2005

Thursday night, the Basehor City Council agreed with previous decisions by the planning commission and approved the progress of several on-going developments.

Council members unanimously approved requests provided by developers of Metzger Meadows, a residential development, and Highpoint Downs, a residential and commercial development.

The planning commission gave the developments preliminary approval during its meeting June 15.

Metzger Meadows is a proposed 14-home development on 4.8 acres at 15749 Leavenworth Road.

City council members approved a rezoning request for the development, from suburban residential to single-family residential.

The council also approved a statement of action for the development, which essentially advises developers to comply with planning commission requests regarding storm water drainage, retention and run-off.

The city council members also approved rezoning requests from Highpoint Downs, an 80-acre development at the southwest corner of 155th Street and Donahoo Road.

Developers received approval for rezoning a 69.4-acre tract from rural to single-family residential and also changing a 10.6-acre tract from rural to general business district.

In other action, city council members:

  • Approved a contract for auditing services.
  • Scheduled a public hearing for the 2006 Basehor city budget. The hearing will take place Aug. 15 at Basehor City Hall.
  • Approved 2006 membership in Leavenworth Area Development.
  • Approved a resolution supporting a setback regulation on Kansas Highway 7.
  • Approved installing an air-conditioning system at the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Approved hiring a seasonal labor employee for Basehor City Park.
  • Approved the final plat for Hickory Valley, a single-family residential development.

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