Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to annex and rezone a longtime vacant piece of property near the “Kasold Curve.”
Commissioners unanimously approved a request by the Lawrence Wesleyan Church to annex 34 acres located southeast of 31st Street and Kasold Drive.
Commissioners also agreed to rezone the property from agricultural to RM-12, a zoning district that would allow for both a church and several duplexes to be built on the property.
Much of the acreage will remain undeveloped and zoned open space because of flooding concerns in the area.
Leaders of the church have previously said they would like to relocate from its current location in the former Lawrence public school district offices on Clinton Parkway. But the church will need to undertake a fundraising effort before it can commit to starting the project.