Archive for Saturday, October 11, 2008

City Commission agenda: Bookstore asks for rezoning

October 11, 2008


Agenda highlights ¢ 5:30 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at

Bookstore asks for rezoning

Bottom line

City commissioners will consider rezoning the current location of the Jayhawk Bookstore at 1420 Crescent Road. The store's owner is seeking a new designation called Mixed Use.


The property currently is mis-zoned, city planners have said. The property is zoned for greek housing. The new zoning would allow the approximately half-acre piece of property to be redeveloped into a variety of uses, including a mix of residential and commercial uses. But property and store owner Bill Muggy has said his main reason for asking for the rezoning is to make sure the property has the proper zoning for its present use. The property houses the store and two apartments.

Other business


¢ Introduction of Eutin student delegation.

¢ Proclaim Thursday, Oct. 16, as Lights on AfterSchool!

¢ Proclaim the week of Oct. 12-19 as AbilityOne Week.

¢ Proclaim the week of Oct. 13-19 as Kansas Family and Community Education Week.

Consent agenda

¢ Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Sept. 23.

¢ 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.

¢ Approve appointments as recommended by the mayor.

¢ Bid and purchase items:

a.) Approve sale of surplus locks and printers on

b.) Set bid opening date of Tuesday, Nov. 18, for Bid B08086 Project UT0801KA Kaw Water Treatment Plant Disinfection Conversion Chlorine Gas to Sodium Hypochlorite Liquid.

c.) Waive bidding requirements and approve sole source purchase of protective clothing for Fire & Medical Department personnel to Municipal Emergency Services for $34,948.

¢ Adopt the following ordinances on second and final reading:

a.) Ordinance No. 8335, adopting the Citizen Participation Plan, repealing Chapter 1, Articles 11, 12, and 17, and establishing the Community Development Advisory Committee.

b.) Ordinance No. 8333, rezoning (Z-06-13-08) a tract of land east of O'Connell Road between Kansas Highway 10 and 25th Terrace, approximately 44.259 acres, from RM-24 (Multi-Dwelling Residential) & UR (Urban Reserve) to CC-200 (Community Commercial) for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2.

c.) Ordinance No. 8334, rezoning (Z-06-14-08) a tract of land east of O'Connell Road between K-10 and 25th Terrace, approximately 14.784 acres, from UR (Urban Reserve) to IL (Limited Industrial) for Fairfield Farms East Addition No. 2.

¢ Accept dedication of easements and rights of way for PP-07-09-08, a preliminary plat for Countryside, a one-lot nonresidential subdivision containing approximately 1.86 acres, at 1216 Biltmore Drive.

¢ Approve special use permit SUP-07-07-08 for Countryside, a proposed extended care facility to serve as an Alzheimer's treatment facility, at 1216 Biltmore Drive, and adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 8336, authorizing the special use permit.

¢ Approve Text Amendment, TA-03-01-08, to amend Article 4 of the Development Code relating to uses permitted in the GPI District.

¢ Approve as a "sign of community interest" a request from the Pilot Club of Lawrence to place a sign at the northwest corner of 23rd and Harper streets on US Bank property that advertises the Antique Show & Sale from Oct. 24-26.

¢ Authorize the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for Donna Williams and Jean Dixon, 1601 Kenwood Drive.

¢ Approve request by Fairfield FF Development, on behalf of the property owner, for a variance at The Exchange at Lawrence, a proposed multi-family development at 31st Street and Ousdahl Road, from City Code 19-302(1)(B), which states that apartment houses having 12 living units or less shall have a water meter for each living unit.

¢ Approve as signs of community interest a request from KLZR/KLWN Radio to hang two signs promoting "Bras Across the Kaw" breast cancer awareness event on public right-of-way near the entrance to the Kansas River Bridges, and approve use of public right-of-way to hang bras along the railing adjacent to the walkways on the bridge from Oct. 17-25.

¢ Adopt on first reading Ordinance No. 832 for comprehensive plan amendment amending the Southeast Area Plan to change the area designated for high-density residential north of 25th Terrace to Community Commercial.

¢ Receive city manager's report.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider the following items related to the Bauer Farms Development at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive:

a.) Conduct public hearing on proposed Transportation Development District for Bauer Farms Development.

b.) Consider adoption of Resolution No. 6806, ordering the construction of turn lane improvements along westbound West Sixth Street and turn lane and median improvements along northbound Wakarusa Drive, including sidewalks, subgrade stabilization, stormwater improvements, utility relocation, and other necessary and appropriate improvements, and consider waiving the requirement for bid procedures for public improvements.

¢ Consider approving a request to rezone a tract of land, Z-05-10-08, approximately .483 acres from RMG (Multi-Dwelling Residential-Greek Housing) to MU (Mixed Use), at 1420 Crescent Road.

¢ Consider the approval of text amendment TA-04-03-08, to Chapter 20 of Lawrence City Code (Land Development Code) to define and permit various homeless facilities.


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