Plans to create a new industrial area near the Lecompton interchange of the Kansas Turnpike likely will be debated Tuesday by Lawrence city commissioners.
City Manager David Corliss said that a request to annex 159 acres into the Lawrence city limits was tentatively scheduled to be on the agenda for Tuesday night's commission meeting.
The request has drawn opposition from neighbors, who have said the area hasn't been properly planned for industrial development.
But the development group, which includes Lawrence businessmen Steve and Duane Schwada, has said that the area is ideally situated for industrial development.
The 159-acre parcel is just north of where Interstate 70 and the South Lawrence Trafficway intersect northwest of Lawrence.
Commissioners meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.