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Archive for Friday, January 17, 1992

FIRING RANGE PROPOSAL TAKES SHOT BEFORE PLANNERS

January 17, 1992

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Wednesday will consider a request to operate a handgun firing range in the western part of the county.

Noah Goddard, rural Lecompton, is seeking a conditional use permit to provide firearms training, drills and qualifications for licensed private detectives and security officers. The range would be on about 20 acres south of U.S. Highway 40, about halfway between Lawrence and Topeka, he said.

Goddard, a certified firearms instructor, said he would hold four training sessions a year. The range would include 10 targets, he said.

The planning commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city commission chambers at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

HERE'S THE planner's agenda:

General business:

Receive and amend or approve Dec. 18 minutes.

Receive reports and minutes from ad hoc committees that met during the past month.

Receive communications to the commission from the public, staff or governing bodies.

Consent agenda:

Consider a preliminary plat of Wakarusa View Estates, a 59-acre, 124-lot, residential subdivision south of West 26th Street, west of Crossgates Drive. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for John M. McGrew, property owner.

Consider the final plat of Wakarusa View Estates, a 15.37-acre, 49-lot, residential subdivision south of West 26th Street, west of Crossgates Drive. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for John M. McGrew, property owner.

CONSIDER the final plat of Pioneer Ridge West No. 5, a 0.447-acre, two-lot, residential replat of Lots 18 and 19, Block 1, Pioneer Ridge West No. 1, south of Woodland Drive, just east of where Moundridge Drive curves into Woodland Drive. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Pinnacle Inc., Robert L. Stephens, president and property owner.

Consider the final plat of Jeannamar Subdivision, about five acres, one-lot multiple family residential subdivision, between Wimbledon Drive and Clinton Parkway, just west of Inverness Drive. Submitted by EBH & Associates for William L. Lemesany, property owner.

Consider the final plat of Westdale Addition No. 4, a replat of a residential subdivision of about 2.3 acres, eight lots in Westdale Addition No. 2, on the east side of Centennial Drive, between Yale and Harvard roads. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for David B. Topp, congregational president of Good Shepard Lutheran Church.

Public Hearing:

Consider a preliminary development plan for the Wakarusa Center PCD-2 (planned commercial development), northwest of Clinton Parkway Nursery on the west side of Wakarusa Drive. This preliminary development plan contains about seven acres. Proposed uses include: Development of mini-storage warehouses, office and caretaker's residence, which will be located on Lot 3. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Robert G. Billings, managing partner for Yankee Tank Investors II, property owner.

Non-Public Hearing:

Consider the final development plan for Phase I, Lot 3, of Wakarusa Center PCD-2 (planned commercial development), northwest of Clinton Parkway Nursery on the west side of Wakarusa Drive. This final development plan is for the development of mini-storage warehouses, office and caretaker's residence. Submitted by Landplan Engineering for Robert G. Billings, managing partner for Yankee Tank Investors II, property owner.

Public Hearing:

Consider a request for a conditional use permit to establish a private handgun firing range on the south side of U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence. Requested by Noah L. Goddard, property owner.

Consider a request for a conditional use permit for a landfill on property proposed for development of residential housing in the future. The property is on the west side of Kasold Drive, south of the 31st Street curve. Requested by Landplan Engineering for Ernest and Rosie Aldrich, property owners. Deferred from last June.

Consider amending the Lesser Change Table to include newly created zoning districts, RO-1B and RO-1A, both of which are residence office districts. The table lists zoning classifications according to their density.

Consider a text amendment to the city zoning ordinance regarding earth station requirements (satellite dish receivers). Initiated by the planning commission at the December meeting.

Consider text amendments to the city zoning ordinance to add recycling as an allowed use and special conditions to be placed on it. Initiated by the planning commission at the December meeting.

Consider a text amendment to county zoning regulations to add office and research facility uses to conditional use permit uses. Initiated by the Douglas County Commission at its Dec. 23 meeting.

Hear miscellaneous new or old business and public comments.

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