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Archive for Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Planning commission

October 22, 2002

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Wal-Mart proposes a new store at Sixth and Wakarusa

Bottom Line

The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will be asked to consider a preliminary development plan for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Background

As proposed, the store would occupy 190,000 square feet plus another 9,000 square feet for an outdoor garden center at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The Wal-Mart would include a full-service grocery store and eventually be open 24 hours a day.

Receive and amend or approve the minutes from the Sept. 25 planning commission meeting.

Receive reports from any committees that met in the past month.

Receive written communications from the public, staff, planning commissioners or other commissions.

Disclosure of ex parte communications.

Declaration of abstentions from specific agenda items by commissioners.

Consent agenda

Final plat for Riverridge Addition No. 3. This proposed residential subdivision contains approximately 2 acres and proposes the creation of four lots. The property is between Riverridge Road and Golden Rain Drive, and it is also known as 1829 Riverridge Road. Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for David Davison, property owner of record.

Final plat for College Motel Addition, a replat of the east half of Block 50, West Lawrence. This proposed three-lot commercial and residential addition contains approximately 2.462 acres. The property is at 1703 W. Sixth St. Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for Harold Shepard, property owner of record.

Regular agenda

Conditional use permit request for Schaake's Pumpkin Patch, including the sale of farm-related merchandise not produced on the farm. The property is generally at 1791 N. 1500 Road. Submitted by Larry Schaake, property owner of record.

Conditional use permit for storage of excavation, trucking and farm equipment. The property is generally at 1768 E. 1100 Road. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects for North 40 LC, property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 5.58 acres to single-family residential district, for lots 1-6 and 19, Block 3, as well as lots 24-31, Block 2 of the Pinnacle West Addition. The property is generally on West Eighth Street. Initiated by the Lawrence City Commission on Sept. 17 in response to a request from property owners in the Pinnacle West Addition.

Preliminary development plan for Wyndam Place Senior Residence. This proposed three-story senior residence is on approximately 10 acres and proposes 54 apartments. The property is generally described as being on the west side of Crossgate Drive north of 27th Street. (Legal description is on file at the Planning Office.) Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for Farnum Group Resources Inc. Inverness Park Limited Partnership is the property owner of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 0.5919 acres from agricultural to planned commercial district. The property is generally described as being north of West Sixth Street and west of Wakarusa Drive. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for 6Wak Land Investments L.L.C., property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 2.4945 acres from planned residential district to planned commercial district. The property is generally described as being north of West Sixth Street, west of Wakarusa Drive and south of Overland Drive (extended). Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for 6Wak Land Investments L.L.C., property owners of record.

Preliminary development plan of the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. This proposed retail development is on approximately 21 acres and proposes approximately 200,000 square feet of retail space. The property is generally described as being north of Sixth Street and west of Wakarusa Drive. Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for 6Wak Land Investments, L.L.C., property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 10.9621 acres from agricultural to planned residential district. The property is generally described as being south of Sixth Street and west of Folks Road. (Legal description is on file at the Planning Office.) Submitted by Peridian Group Inc. for First Management Inc., property owner of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 2.7 acres from agricultural to duplex residential district. The property is generally described as being 170 feet north of Riverridge Road fronting Iowa Street. (Legal description is on file at the Planning Office.) Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for Shirley Vogt, executor for the estate of Hope I. Peterson, property owner of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 1 acre from single-family residential district to duplex residential district. The property is generally described as being at 2010 Riverridge Road. (Legal description is on file at the Planning Office.) Submitted by Landplan Engineering P.A., for RAM Rentals. LC. Ken and Janice McKenzie are property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 32.253 acres from agricultural to single-family residential district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street between Kansas Highway 10 and George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 14.467 acres from agricultural to multiple-family residential district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street between Kansas Highway 10 and George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 7.013 acres from agricultural to residence-office district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street and west of George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 12.836 acres from agricultural to multiple-family residential district. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street and east of Kansas Highway 10. Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 32.713 acres from agricultural to planned commercial district. The property is generally described as being at the southeast corner of West Sixth Street and Kansas Highway 10. Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

Preliminary plat for Diamondhead is a proposed single-family, multifamily, residential/office, planned commercial district containing 99.28 acres and 96 lots. The property is generally described as being south of West Sixth Street between Kansas Highway 10 and George Williams Way (extended). Submitted by Brian Kubota for Diamond Head Limited Partnership, property owners of record.

Preliminary development plan for Delaware Commons Co-housing project, to be east of Delaware Street, between East 12th and East 13th Streets. The development plan proposes 27 dwelling units on 3.2 acres. The applicant has requested waivers for minimum perimeter setbacks. Requested by The Peridian Group Inc. for Delaware Street, L.L.C., property owners of record.

Text Amendment to Section 21-104(a) of the Joint City/County Subdivision Regulations to require subdivision plats within the city of Lawrence to include all contiguous land under the same ownership.

Miscellaneous items

Initiation of Text Amendment to the Joint City/County Subdivision Regulations revising the permitted length of cul-de-sacs in subdivisions.

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