Archive for Thursday, November 10, 2005

Council overrides planning panel

November 10, 2005

The Basehor City Council overturned a previous decision by the planning commission and granted a local developer's request for rezoning. The council's unanimous decision came at Monday night's meeting.

In October, the planning commission denied a request submitted by developer Ed McIntosh to rezone a 70.5-acre tract at the northwest corner of 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40 from rural residential to single-family residential.

The planning commission's decision went against the recommendation of Basehor city planners. An appeal of the planning board's decision was filed soon after.

McIntosh, who's also the developer of Wolf Creek Junction retail and commercial development at the southeast corner of 24-40 and 155th Street, and local man Charles Cammarata plan to develop the property into a residential subdivision.

Monday night, council members overturned the planning commission's decision. Two planning commission members -- Jim Washington and Ed Bush -- attended the council meeting Monday night.

The two planning commission members said the planning board's decision to reject the zoning change request was based on incomplete information.

Both men told the city council that they supported overturning the decision and granting the rezoning request.

McIntosh and Cammarata are developing their property into a subdivision called Stone Creek.

The development will include 166 single-family homes.

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