Plans to create a new industrial area near the Lecompton turnpike interchange likely will be debated by city commissioners Tuesday.
City Manager David Corliss said that a request to annex 159 acres into the Lawrence city limits was tentatively scheduled to be on Tuesday's City Commission meeting agenda.
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, have said 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.