The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission Wednesday night will consider amendments to the city code pertaining to trash storage sites, air-conditioning units and lighting in Oread Neighborhood.
The amendments would be included in site plan requirements for Oread if the commission approves them. The amendments were recommended by the commission's ad hoc committee after residents raised concerns about the standards.
One amendment calls for the assistant director of public works to approve size and location of new trash receptacles or any modification of existing units.
A second amendment would require that electrical transformers and air-conditioning units be shown on site plans, and that the equipment be out of view from the street.
A THIRD amendment would require builders to provide information on screening and other measures to prevent light glare in the neighborhood.
The planning commission will consider the amendments at 6:30 p.m. in the city commission chamber in city hall.
In a non-public hearing, the commission is scheduled to hear a staff presentation on the status of the Downtown/Northeast Lawrence Development Plan.
On the consent agenda, planners will consider:
A revised final plat of Brady Subdivision, a one-lot commercial subdivision of about 1.47 acres. The property is commonly known as Brady Chiropractic Offices, at 1104 E. 23rd. Submitted by John A. Baxter for James Timothy Brady, property owner of record.
A final plat of Poehler Addition, a two-lot industrial subdivision containing about 2.464 acres. The property is between Eighth and Ninth streets, east of Delaware Street (extended). Submitted by Evans, Bierly, Hutchinson & Associates for James D. Schwada, president, Industrial Square Corp., property owner of record.
A final plat of Cox Subdivision, a replat of lots 5 and 6, Simpson's Subdivision in North Lawrence. This four-lot residential subdivision contains 0.8196 of an acre. The property is between Walnut and Ash streets and west of North Eighth Street. Submitted by John A. Baxter for Gayle D. Cox, property owner of record.
A final plat of Coronet Subdivision, a replat of lots 4 through 9, Colt Subdivision, contains one lot and 4.004 acres. It is on the south side of West 31st Street, east of Armstrong's Subdivision. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Toni J. Trimble, property owner of record.
A FINAL plat of East Heights Addition, a replat of lot 11, Smith's Place No. 2, and lots 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Smith's Place is a one-lot subdivision containing 2.141 acres. This residential subdivision is between East 14th and 15th streets, east of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad tracks. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Phil and Elizabeth L. Harrison, property owners of record.
A final plat of South Hills No. 6, a replat of a portion of 25th Street right of way in South Hills No. 2. This one-lot residential subdivision contains .244 of an acre, and is west of Ousdahl Road at 25th Street. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Alan G. and Susan D. Hack, James L. and Alison J. Nye, and Paul F. and Mary Lou Miller, property owners of record.
Public hearing items on the agenda are:
A final plat of the Palace Addition, a two-lot commercial subdivision containing .135 of an acre. The property is on the northwest corner of Eighth and Massachusetts. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for John M. McGrew, Johnny B. Ezell, Gary Rauckmann, and Robert F. Brown, partners in 8 W. Eighth Patnership, property owners of record.
A request to rezone from M-2 (general industrial) to M-4 (limited intensive industrial) about 19,140 square feet commonly known as 701 E. 22nd St. Requested by Ted K. and Elaine K. Hite, property owners of record.
A TEXT amendment to Section 20-1205(f) of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Lawrence, 1990, pertaining to standards for parking spaces for the disabled. Requested by the planning staff, and initiated by the planning commission on Dec. 19.
Three amendments to the city code for the Oread Neighborhood.
A text amendment to the subdivision regulations requiring the distribution of special assessments prior to approval of replats or lot splits. Initiated by the planning commission on Dec. 19.