Archive for Monday, June 9, 2008

Housing development proposed

June 9, 2008


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider plans and a rezoning for a new housing development near 1301 Iowa. Developers propose to build 42 single-family homes on approximately nine acres.


Neighbors along adjacent Terrace Road have expressed concerns about the density of the development and have submitted a protest petition. The petition means a supermajority of at least four commissioners is needed for the project to be approved.

Other business

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from May 27.

¢ Receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

¢ Approve all claims. The list of approved claims will be posted to the agenda the day after the City Commission meeting.

¢ Approve licenses as recommended by the Department of Administrative Services.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Award bid for one (1) super duty one-ton truck for the Utilities Department to Laird Noller Automotive for $78,260.

b.) Award bid for painting the exterior of Holcom Park Recreation Center for the Parks and Recreation Department to Goens Brothers Inc. for $16,500.

c.) Award City Bid No. B08050, Project No. PW0809, 2008 Overlay Program, Phase 2, and Project No. 25-GI4-807(C), 18th and Louisiana Raised Crosswalk, (two projects, one contract) to LRM Industries Inc., in the amount of $793,117.90. Award alternate bid section, 2008 Overlay Program, Phase 2, Project No. PW0809, to LRM Industries Inc. in the amount of $217,665.30.

d.) Set bid date of June 24, 2008, for City Bid No. B08044, Project No. 03-TC1-108(C), Lawrence Avenue, Harvard Road to Ninth Street, Traffic Calming Improvements.

¢ Adopt the following ordinance(s) on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8278, an ordinance providing for a text amendment to the Development Code to permit "Extended Care Facilities" as a use permissible by a special-use permit in the IBP (Industrial/Business Park) District.

b.) Ordinance No. 8281, authorizing the temporary sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages within 400 feet of a school or church on June 13, 2008, for the Lawrence Live concert.

c.) Ordinance No. 8279, authorizing a special-use permit for BC&R; Storage, located in the 1300 block of North Third Street.

¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for PF-05-06-08, a final plat for The Exchange at Lawrence, located at the southeast corner of West 31st Street and Ousdahl Road. Submitted by Professional Engineering Consultants P.A., for RA & JG Limited Co., property owner of record.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign releases of mortgage for:

a.) Helen Gentry, 742 Maine,

b.) Michael Gillman, 1828 Atherton Court, and

c.) Hans Harmon, 1220 N.J.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider the following transit related items:

a.) Receive draft letter of intent with Kansas University regarding the establishment of a merged transit system. Receive staff reports concerning funding options for transit and transit services.

b.) Consider authorizing staff to obligate the Federal Job Access Reverse Commute Grant recently awarded by KDOT in the amount of $496,817.50 for transit vehicle replacement.

¢ Consider approving CPA-2004-02, a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Horizon 2020, Chapter 7: Industrial and Employment Related Land Use and consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8283, for Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-2004-02) to Horizon 2020, Chapter 7.

¢ Consider the following items related to the University Park development, generally located at 1301 Iowa:

a.) Consider approving, subject to conditions and use restrictions, PDP-02-02-08, a Preliminary Development Plan for University Park, at 1301 Iowa. The plan proposes an infill development containing 42 single-family homes on approximately 9.27 acres. Submitted by Allen Belot, on behalf of Mt. Oread Development LLC, for Calvin & Annaliese Engelman, Robert Green Trustee, Joan Huber and 7G's LLC, property owners of record.

b.) Consider approval of Z-02-05-08, a request to rezone approximately 9.27 acres from RS7 (Single-Dwelling Residential) to RS7-PD (Single-Dwelling Residential Planned Development Overlay). The property is located along the west side of Iowa Street between Stratford Road and approximately 200 feet south of University Drive. Submitted by Allen Belot Architect for the applicant Mt. Oread Development LLC, contact David Butler. (PC Item 4A; approved 7-0-1 on 3/24/08) Because valid protest petitions have been received, a supermajority vote (four votes) would be needed regarding the rezoning items.

¢ Conduct a public hearing for DR-12-151-07 and make a determination based on a consideration of all relevant factors that there is/is not a feasible and prudent alternative to the proposed demolition of the structure located at 1232 La. and that the proposed demolition includes/does not include all possible planning to minimize harm to the listed property. The Historic Resources Commission determined on April 17 that this project will encroach upon, damage or destroy the listed historic properties and their environs.

¢ Receive staff report for the Queens Road special assessment benefit district formation.


repaste 10 years ago

$78k for one 1 ton?!!!!!!42 houses in 9.2 acres?? Very small lots. Is against code, neighbors are justified in opposition. Mt Oread Development? Hotel people? Tiff funds anyone??

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