The city of Lawrence will seek a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals so that it can build an office building near 11th and Haskell.
The BZA will hear the request at its monthly meeting, at 7 p.m. today at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
The city's public works department is proposing to build an office building for its street maintenance and sanitation divisions at 1140 Haskell. It is asking for a variance from a regulation requiring that the lowest floor of newly constructed non-residential buildings be at least one foot above the regulatory flood elevation.
Here's tonight's BZA agenda:
Consider minutes from the board's Oct. 4 meeting.
Acknowledge any communications to come before the board.
Consider a request for a reduction of the minimum side yard setback requirement of five feet for an accessory building to a minimum of one foot at 314 Johnson Ave. Approval of the request would allow replacement of a one-car garage with a two-car garage at the property. Consider a request for a variance from a requirement that the lowest floor for newly constructed commercial, industrial or other non-residential structures be a minimum of one foot above the regulatory flood elevation. The request is for construction of an office building at 1140 Haskell to house the Lawrence public works department's street maintenance and sanitation divisions.
Consider deferring a request for a reduction in the 50-foot building and parking setback to 25 feet to allow a residential development in lots 7 and 8, block 1, Pinnacle West No. 2.
Consider a request for a reduction in the minimum front yard setback requirement of 25 feet to a minimum of 0 feet in Lot 14, Block 2, Orchards Corners. Approval of the request would allow construction of a house on the lot, which is located on the west side of Lawrence Avenue north of Jana Drive.
Consider any miscellaneous business to come before the board.