A special permit that would allow a corporation to renovate a historic home in Old West Lawrence into a bed and breakfast inn will be considered next week by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the city commission chambers at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
The commission will hold a public hearing to consider a use permited upon review request for the century-old home at 805 Ohio.
Historic Inns L.C., wants to restore the Italianate home and open it as an inn. The corporation's plans call 10 to 12 bedrooms and a 38-seat restaurant.
The residence, known as the Jacob House, was built around 1884, according to information from the Kansas State Historical Society. It is in the Old West Lawrence Historic District, which is listed on both state and national historic registers.
THE HOUSE recently was deeded to Historic Inns by David Kimbrell, a Lawrence entrepreneur, who is listed on the site plan information as doing "program management" for the corporation.
In a related matter, the commission will hold a public hearing to consider text amendments that would add the definitions of "bed and breakfast establishment" and "transient guest" to the city's zoning ordinance.
The commission also will look at making changes in the definition of "boarding house" in the city's zoning ordinance.
In another matter, the planning commission will consider whether to downzone property where local developer William Lemesany wants to construct apartments. Neighbors have requested the downzoning, over Lemesany's objections.
IN OTHER action the commission will consider:
Final plat of Parkway Place No. 2, a 12-lot planned residential development containing about 11.031 acres. The property is at the southwest corner of Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive, immediately west of Parkway Place No. 2. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for property owners Jack and Martha L. Rose.
Final plat for Parkway Place No. 2, a two-lot planned residential-office development containing about five acres. The property is between Clinton Parkway and 24th Street, on the west side of Kasold Drive. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for property owners Jack and Martha L. Rose.
Final plat of Pinnacle West No. 6, a 21-lot residential subdivision containing about 6.5 acres. It is on the north side of Harvard Road, west of Westland Drive. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for property owner Robert L. Stephens, president of Pinnacle Inc.
Final plat of Pioneer Ridge West No. 7, a 41-lot residential subdivision containing nearly 14 acres. The property is south of Harvard Road, east of Moundridge Drive. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for Robert L. Stephens, president, Pinnacle Inc., property owner of record.
FINAL PLAT of Parkway West, a 62-lot subdivision for single and multifamily residential uses. The plat contains about 62 acres. The property is on the east side of Wakarusa Drive (extended), south of Clinton Parkway. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for property owners Michael D. and Sharon K. Stultz.
Final plat of Robin's Addition No. 2, a 14-lot residential plat containing about 5.5 acres. The property is on the east side of Township Road 1100E (Folks Road) north and south of Trail Road. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for Karlin L. Capps, president, Terravest Construction Co., property owner.
Final plat of Wal-Mart Addition No. 1, a one-lot commercial subdivision containing about 18 acres. The property is on the southeast corner of 33rd and Iowa streets. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for Jud W. Heflin, vice president, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., property owner.
Consider vacating right of way that provides access to 26th Street from Iowa and realign a frontage road that runs on the east side of Iowa in that area. The action is part of plans for an Applebee's restaurant and a strip shopping center in the 2500 block of Iowa.
Consider the final plat of Hopkins Addition, a replat of lots 2 through 8, block 2, Southridge Addition No. 3, and a vacated frontage road easement. This two-lot commericial subdivision contains nearly four acres. It is on the northeast corner of 26th and Iowa streets, where the shopping center and Applebee's will be constructed. It was submitted by Landplan Engineering for Robert R. & Jane S. Hopkins; John G. Wylie, president of Taco Grande Inc., and C. Humbert Tinsman, chairman of the Bank of Kansas-Lawrence, property owners.
Review and make recommendations on requests from Douglas County Public Works to declare certain portions of roads in Grant, Kanwaka, Wakarusa and Willow Springs townships as "minimum maintenance roads."
Hold a public hearing on a request to downzone about five acres, known as Leannamar Subdivision, from RM-1 (multifamily residence) to RM-D (residence-duplex), RS-2 (single-family residence) or RS-1 (single-family residence). The property generally is between Wimbledon Drive and Clinton Parkway, west of Inverness Drive. It was initiated by the Lawrence City Commission on May 5 at the request of area neighbors for land owned by developer William Lemesany.
HOLD A public hearing on a request to downzone from RM-D (residence-duplex), RM-1 (multifamily residence) and RO-1 (residence-office) to RS-2 (single-family residence) about eight acres generally located north and south of Wimbledon Drive, north of Clinton Parkway, and west of Inverness Drive. This request by a group of owners is to downzone their own land. Requested by Raymond L. and Sarah A. Higgins; Mohammad and Safia Abdullah; Allen K. Kelley and Beverly A. Hatfield; Gregory N. and Tamara V. Capps; Timothy C. and Lori A. Arnold: Gregory C. and Lillie A. Music; Richard H. and Barbara C. Comer; Jesse and Karen Longoria; Alfred and Mary J. Rodriguez; Michael L. Garber, Garber Enterprises Inc.; Jeffrey and Priscilla McPheeters; Tracy Robbins, Robbins Construction Co.; Timothy S. and Kathleen A. Reimer; and Gary and Janice Potts, area property owners.
Hold a public hearing on a request to rezone about 10.6 acres from RS-1 (single-family residence) to RS-2 (single-family residence) and RM-1 (multifamily residence). The property has been used as a landfill by Dunbar & Sons, and is on the west side of Michigan Street, directly north of the Kansas Turnpike overpass. It was requested by Landplan Engineering on behalf of Charles H. and Loretta N. Dunbar, property owners.
Hold a public hearing on a text amendment to the county zoning regulations regarding parking spaces for people with disabilities. The amendment would require a note on site plans that it complies with federal Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. It was initiated by the planning commission on May 27.