Plans to carve out new residential and commercial areas on the northwest border of Lawrence will come before the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission this week.
The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
The commission will hold a public hearing on a request to annex and rezone about 155 acres along the southwest corner of Peterson Road and Kasold Drive.
The property is now zoned for agriculture use and has five single-family residences along the south side of Peterson Road. The property owners want to rezone it for single-family homes, apartments, townhomes, duplexes and offices.
The commission will also hear a request to annex 20.5 acres west of Wakarusa Drive and south of Sixth Street.
The owners want to rezone the area from agricultural use to residential-office use.
The commission will also look at another request in that area, to rezone 8.36 acres from agricultural and single-family residential use to research-industrial use. That property is on the west side of Wakarusa Drive, south of Colonial Addition and Fox Chase Addition subdivision.
The owner, Alvamar Inc., wants it rezoned "to facilitate research-park development."
The commission will also:
- Consider the preliminary/final development plan for Rose Commercial Center/Hy-Vee Planned Commercial Development-2, which would be west of the Hy-Vee grocery store on the northwest corner of Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway.
The development would be for about 50,000 square feet of retail commercial space and about 10,000 square feet for other pad sites.
- Consider amending city and county zoning ordinances dealing with child-care regulations, planned unit development requirements and recycling facilities.