Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2006

Comprehensive plan nearly ready for city’s review

January 5, 2006

Revisions to Basehor's comprehensive planning guide will be ready for review soon.

Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia said he recently spoke with representatives from Shafer, Kline and Warren about the timeline for finalizing updates to the comprehensive plan.

A comprehensive plan is essentially a master guide for cities to use for development and planning purposes. The city's current plan hasn't seen a major revision since the 1990s and does not take into account recent growth in Leavenworth County or western Wyandotte County.

The mayor said firm representatives are fine-tuning the plan and will present it to the Basehor Planning Commission this month. It will be put before the Basehor City Council in either February or March.

In October, representatives from Shafer, Kline and Warren presented the Basehor City Council with a preliminary version of the overhauled comprehensive plan. During the presentation, representatives laid out an ambitious plan that covered areas such as the city's physical image, streets and transportation, parks and recreation, infrastructure, downtown, education, public safety and future annexation.

The plan was developed in cooperation with a committee of local residents and stresses the importance of conforming to community wishes.

A few of the highlights in the plan include: a citywide trail system that links existing and future parks; a downtown district complete with a new city hall, civic center and county annex, as well as new businesses and residences; and unique signs and structures near town limits as attractive gateways into Basehor.

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