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Archive for Saturday, August 22, 1992

PLANNERS TO HEAR QUARRY REQUEST

August 22, 1992

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission next week will review a request to expand mining at Martin Marietta Aggregates rock quarry, located northeast of Stull on the Douglas-Shawnee county line.

Martin Marietta has requested a conditional use permit that would allow it to add an 80-acre tract to its quarry operations.

However, imposed land setbacks from the surrounding property will limit new areas of mining to only three additional acres, according to the proposal.

The commission will consider the plan when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in city hall. It is one of 21 items the commission will consider, including several text amendments in county subdivision regulations.

The Douglas County Commission in December 1990 approved a 30-year conditional use permit for Martin Marietta to establish a 720-acre limestone quarry along both sides of County Road 442, also known as Stull Road.

The plan was approved with 22 conditions attached.

THE PLANNING staff has recommended that the current request for additional mining areas should be approved with similar conditions.

Martin Marietta "has indicated that the addition of the . . . 80-acre tract will permit more efficient mining of the rock," according to the planning staff. "The relative gain to the county is the reservation of natural resources before additional development occurs in this area."

Here's Wednesday's agenda:

On the consent agenda, planners will consider approving the following items with a single vote:

Final plat of Colonial Addition, a 54-lot residential subdivision containing about 36 acres. The property is located south of Sixth Street and west of Wakarusa Drive. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Bob Billings, agent for Alvamar Inc., property owner of record.

Final plat of North Star subdivision, a one-lot industrial-office subdivision containing about 5.79 acres. The property is located on the northeast corner of West Second Street and McDonald Drive. Submitted by EBH & Associates for Roger N. Harris, member, Star Group L.L.C., property owner of record.

Public hearing items:

Final plat of Lake Estates No. 4, a replat of lot 2, Lake Estates Subdivision No. 2. This four-lot county residential plat contains approximately eight acres. The property in the replat is located on the south side of Yankee Tank Overlook Road, about 1,000 feet east of County Road 13. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for John S. and Ann H. Bush, property owners of record. A public hearing will be held to consider a variance request for the length of the proposed cul-de-sac known as Yankee Tank Overlook.

Request to rezone about 1.237 acres from RS-1 (single-family residence) to RS-2 (single-family residence). The property generally is located south of East 17th Street and east of Harper. Requested by Landplan Engineering for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Inc., property owner of record.

Non-public hearing item:

Final plat of Habitat Neighborhood addition No. 2, a six-lot residential subdivision that contains about 1.237 acres. The property is located on the southeast corner of Harper and East 17th. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Robert Cobb, president, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Inc., property owner of record.

Resume public hearing:

Use Permitted Upon Review request for Project Acceptance Inc., a mental health consumer self-help and advocacy program, to be located in the existing stucture at 407 Maine. Requested by Bill Simons for Project Acceptance, and Charles Crawford, property owner of record.

Use Permitted Upon Review request for an alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation center to be located in the existing facility at 205 N. Michigan. Requested by Center City Investment Co. of Kansas City, Mo. for Larry R. Shouse, agent for property owner of record.

Conditional use permit request to amend the approved conditional use permit for Martin Marietta Aggragates, located on Douglas County Road 442, near the Douglas-Shawnee county line. The request proposes and 80-acre addition to the quarry site. Requested by Wint A. Winter Jr. for Martin Marietta Aggragates and Dennis R. McCarthy (equitable owner under contract). Deferred from the July 22 meeting at the applicant's request.

A text amendment to the joint city-county subdivision regulations to require the location of the nearest section and/or quarter section corner be shown on a plat, with a description tying it to the point of beginning for the subdivision. Initiated by the planning commission at its July 22 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on an amendment to the Douglas County Guide Plan reflecting revisions to rural sewer districts. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the zoning regulations for the unincorporated territory of Douglas County, specifically to revise the minimum lot width requirement in the A-1 (suburban home residential district) from 150 feet to 250 feet. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at their July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations, section 21-105, to exempt only property located in the rural, unincorporated area of Douglas County as defined in the Douglas County guide plan from the subdivision regulations when land is subdivided for residential purposes. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to require a shared driveway access for multiple subdivision lots when platted in the unincorporated area of Douglas County. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to allow septic tank sewage systems in the primary urban growth areas of Douglas County, provided the subdivider signs an agreement not to protest the formation of a sanitary sewer benefit district and an agreement to connect to a sanitary sewer when sewer service is within 1,000 feet of planned improvements on the property. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to require subdividers of land located in the primary urban growth area of Douglas County, upon plat approval, to sign an agreement to connect to a public water system when public water lines are within 1,000 feet of planned improvements on the property. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to require subdivision roads located within the rural unincorporated area to, at a minimum, be constructed to the adopted rock road standard and encouraging paved road standards. This amendment also requires telephone, cable television and-or electrical lines to be located underground. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at their July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to delete the provision recommending telephone and-or electrical lines to be located underground. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at their July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to revise the definition of rural area to "rural unincorporated area" in the subdivision regulations, describing areas outside Lawrence and primary growth areas. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at their July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the Lawrence-Douglas County subdivision regulations to delete the definition of suburban growth area in the subdivision regulations. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its July 6 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on a text amendment to the zoning regulations for the unincorporated territory of Douglas County to remove a current loophole which allows "non-profit" organizations to conduct temporary business uses without a permit from the county commission. The amendment also provides additional guidelines for the types of preparation sponsors of temporary business uses would be required to provide. In addition, the amendment also proposes an increase in the permit filing fee from $25 to $100 to cover the increased cost of the administrative oversight of the process by the county zoning administrator. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its May 13 meeting.

Conduct a public hearing on the 20-year Street and Highway Network Transportation Plan, specifically to review and adopt population, dwelling unit and employment projection counts for each of the traffic analysis zones in the Lawrence urbanized area through the year 2010. Planner Diane Mullens said raw data would be received by the planning staff next week. The staff may develp an initial draft of the plan by September, she said.

Miscellaneous items:

Revise the budget summary for the unified work program from fiscal year 1992. This budget funnels the short- and long-range transportation planning activities of the planning department from fiscal year 1992. These activities are funded jointly by the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highways and Works Administration and the local municipality.

Consider any other business.

Public comment.

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