Archive for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Basehor Town Center approved

The new Basehor Elementary School project, along with the Basehor Town Center, is back on track following a narrow approval of the funding by the city council for the benefit district located off 155th street.

July 15, 2008

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The new Basehor Elementary School project, along with the Basehor Town Center, is back on track after the city council narrowly approved funding for the benefit district located off 155th street.

Basehor City Administrator Carl Slaugh said this project is unique.

"We had the development agreement that had to be approved in order for the benefit districts to work and they did not approve the development agreement. So that led me to believe that there was some misunderstanding, we didn't provide adequate information," Slaugh said.

Affinity Development said that the project is full speed ahead, and that the groundwork has been set for construction crews to break ground on the school in August. That's understandably exciting for the district and community.

"We expected it to (be approved) all the time; this is just going to make it a lot easier. This is going to allow us to not use some of the funds up front that we were going to have to use if it didn't pass, so we won't have to cut some things out in order to meet budgets," said Basehor-Linwood Superintendent Dr. Bob Albers.

With the funding for the development district and improvements to 155th street now behind them, he development agreement will be put to vote at the next city council meeting on July 21.

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