City commissioners will consider beginning the process on several land-use issues related to a proposed youth fieldhouse/recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
Commissioners are being asked to initiate a rezoning of the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway to accommodate the recreation facility. But commissioners are being asked to rezone the property to a commercial designation that currently doesn’t exist in the city’s code. The new designation would be called a CC 600, which would allow for 600,000 square feet of commercial space to be developed at an intersection. The city’s current comprehensive plan calls for only 400,000 square feet of commercial space to be developed at the Sixth Street and SLT intersection. The new fieldhouse/recreation center is expected to occupy about 50 acres of the intersection. But about 100 additional acres also are being considered for annexation and rezoning. Those acres — which would remain owned by private developers — could accommodate hotels, restaurants and other commercial uses. For that reason, the city is recommending the entire 146-acre parcel be rezoned for commercial uses. Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting won’t finalize any of the rezoning or land use issues, but rather will direct the items to be sent to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for review.
• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:
• Approve all claims.
• Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.
• Bid and purchase items:
a.) Set the bid date of Tuesday, May 8, 2012 for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Projects located at 13 Winona Avenue and 918 Murrow Court.
b.) Award the bids for Comprehensive Rehabilitation Projects as follows:
i) Approve bid from Schmidt Contracting Inc. for 120 Florida Street in the amount of $21,500 for the Base Bid, $1,300 for Alternate #1, $1,000 for Alternate #2 and $900 for Alternate #4. Total contract price of $24,700.
ii) Waive staff estimate and approve bid from Clovis Construction Inc. for 1100 Lawrence Avenue in the amount of $22,883 for the Base Bid only.
c) Award bid to paint the Outdoor Aquatic Center for Parks and Recreation Department to JF McGivern for $52,710. Bid Memo
d) Authorize payment to the Clerk of the Douglas County District Court in the amount of $27,000 for property acquisition for Pump Station 15.
e) Waive bidding requirements, and authorize payment to Stanion Electric for $66,949.27, for lights to be used on Project PW1126, Delaware, 8th to 9th Streets and Poehler parking lot.
• Accept dedications for PF-3-2-12, Final Plat for Pump Station 35 Subdivision; a one-lot, approximately .34 acre subdivision located east of the intersection of Riverridge Road and N Michigan Street.
• Approve the following Traffic Safety Commission recommendations:
a) Deny the request to establish a multi-way stop at the intersection of 18th Street & Ohio Street. (TSC Item #2; denial recommended 8-0 on 03/05/12)
b) Deny the request for traffic calming on Minnesota Street north of 2nd Street.
c) Deny the request to establish no parking along the west side of Lawrence Avenue between 9th Street & Harvard Road. (TSC Item #4; denial recommended 8-0 on 03/05/12)
d) Deny the request to establish no parking along Kensington Road just north of 27th Street. (TSC Item #5; denial recommended 8-0 on 03/05/12)
• Receive city manager’s office.
• AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING IS OPENED, THIS ITEM WILL BE CONTINUED UNTIL APRIL 24, 2012. Consider the following determinations by the Historic Resources Commission concerning the proposed project to be located at 900 New Hampshire Street:
a) Consider making a determination based on a consideration of all relevant factors that there is/is not a feasible and prudent alternative to the proposed project at 900 New Hampshire Street and that the proposed project includes/does not include all possible planning to minimize harm to the listed properties. The Historic Resources Commission determined (7-0) on February 16, 2012 that this project will encroach upon, damage or destroy the listed historic properties and their environs.
b) Consider an appeal of the HRC determination to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposed project to be located at 900 New Hampshire Street. The HRC determined (7-0) on February 16, 2012 that this project will encroach upon, damage or destroy the listed historic properties and their environs.
c) Receive request and consider adopting a resolution on the proposed redevelopment district and adopt on first reading, an ordinance to remove the east side from the current TIF district and refer to the Public Incentives Review Committee.
• Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8725, prohibiting the parking of large vehicles and recreational vehicles on Massachusetts Street, from 11th Street to South Park Street, South Park Street, from Vermont Street to New Hampshire Street, and Vermont Street, from South Park Street to 11th Street.
• Consider initiation of the following land use items:
a) Comprehensive Plan Amendment to develop CC600 policies;
b) Development Code Text Amendment to create a CC600 zoning district; and
c) Rezoning to the pending CC600 district for property located in the NW quadrant of the intersection of W 6th Street/Hwy 40 and K-10 Bypass to accommodate a regional recreation facility.
• Receive and adopt the US-40 & K-10 Area Transportation Plan.