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Archive for Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Commission to consider rezoning Sixth, Wakarusa site

Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. today ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org

April 13, 2004

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Bottom line

The Lawrence City Commission will consider giving final approval to an ordinance that rezones the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive -- where Wal-Mart wants to build.

Background

The rezoning would limit the biggest building on the site to 80,000 square feet. Wal-Mart wants to build a 132,000-square-foot store. Final approval of the ordinance was delayed because of confusion about what kinds of stores would be allowed on the site.

Other business

Proclamations

  • Presentation of safety sweatshirts by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical to the Oliver Hall staff.
  • Proclaim the week of April 18 as "Week of the Young Child."
  • Proclaim the week of April 18 as "Crime Victims' Rights Week."
  • Proclaim the week of April 18 as "Compeer Friendship Week."

Consent agenda

  • Approve City Commission meeting minutes from April 6.
  • Receive minutes from the Feb. 25 Aviation Advisory Board meeting.
  • Approve all claims.

Adopt the following ordinances on first reading:

  • Ordinance No. 7772, rezoning a tract of land 12.3 acres from planned commercial development district to research industrial district. The property is on the northwest corner of Legends and Research Park Drive (extended). Alvamar Inc. is the property owner of record.
  • Ordinance No. 7744, levying maximum assessments on lots, pieces and parcels of land to pay for the improvement of Monterey Way (Peterson Road to Stetson Drive), including construction of bike lanes, traffic-calming devices, certain drainage and stormwater improvements, and the acquisition of property interests as authorized by Resolution No. 6502.

Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

  • Ordinance No. 7748, adopting the 2002 Edition of the National Electrical Code with local amendments as recommend by the Board of Electrical Examiners on Feb. 4.
  • Ordinance 7776, establishing City and County Economic Development Board.
  • Ordinance No. 7775, designating Harvard Road, from Wakarusa Drive to Monterey Way, as a main trafficway and Goldfield Street, from Wakarusa Drive to Monterey Way, as a main trafficway.
  • Adopt Resolution No. 6540, establishing April 27 as the public sale date for city bonds and temporary notes.
  • Approve for Lawrence Alternative High School a site plan for the addition of a shelter building to be used as an outdoor classroom and break area at 2600 W. 25th St. Submitted by Shane Munch, Leadership Lawrence Class of 2004 for USD 497, property owner of record.
  • Approve a request to rezone a tract of land 3.59 acres from single-family residential district to general industrial district. The property is at 601 N. Iowa, the former Riverside School. Submitted by Paul Werner Architects for USD 497, property owner of record.
  • Authorize the city manager to enter into a contract with Airport Development Group for $180,790 for engineering services. This project is eligible for airport improvement program grant funding. The FAA grant will fund $171,750, and the city will be responsible for $9,040.
  • Approve addendum to the performance agreement with Garage Door Group Inc., d/b/a Amarr Garage Doors to add the name RAM Kansas L.L.C. to the agreement.
  • City manager's office.

Regular agenda:

  • Receive public comment and provide direction concerning future use of the Carnegie Library, Ninth and Vermont streets.
  • Consider the following O'Connell area land use items:

a) A request to rezone a tract of land approximately 17.95 acres plus right of way from agricultural district to planned residential development district. The property is south of Kansas Highway 10, west of O'Connell Road. Submitted by The Peridian Group Inc., for Eastside Acquisition L.L.C., property owner of record.

b) Approve preliminary development plan for Farmland Northwest Addition. The applicant proposes a multiple-family residential subdivision containing 260-units on 17.342 acres. The property is south of Kansas Highway 10, west of O'Connell Road. Submitted by The Peridian Group Inc., for Eastside Acquisitions L.C., property owners of record.

c) Annexation request for approximately 119.9 acres of land, south of Kansas Highway 10, between O'Connell Road and Franklin Road. Submitted by The Peridian Group Inc. for Eastside Acquisitions L.L.C., property owners of record.

  • Consider adopting on second and final reading Ordinance No. 7755, rezoning of 19.199 acres at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive to change the conditions of the planned commercial district zoning.
  • Conduct the following public hearings and direct staff to prepare appropriate ordinances for placement on a future agenda:

a) On the proposed maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for the construction of Monterey Way from the intersection of Peterson Road north to Grand Vista Drive, including property acquisition, traffic-calming devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, water main and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6518.

b) On the proposed maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for construction of Peterson Road from Kasold Drive to approximately 900 feet west of Monterey Way, including property acquisition, traffic-calming devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, water main and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6519.

c) On the proposed maximum assessments to pay a portion of the costs for construction of the intersection of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road including property acquisition, traffic-calming/control devices, bicycle facilities, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements and other necessary and appropriate improvements, as authorized by Resolution No. 6520.

  • Receive staff report on city participation for Sixth Street project from Folks Road to the South Lawrence Trafficway.
  • Receive staff report on 2004 street maintenance program.
  • Receive staff memo providing projects for addition to the city's five-year plan with the Kansas Department of Transportation.
  • Receive staff report on capital improvement project, Kasold Drive, 15th Street to 23rd Street.

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