A request to rezone 146 acres at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway for retail and commercial uses will get another review from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Commissioners on a 4-1 vote agreed to send the item back to the Planning Commission for more guidance on how much retail space ought to be allowed at the corner.
The property is the site once proposed to house a city recreation center and Kansas University sports park. The recreation center and sports park, however, are now proposed for the northeast corner of the intersection.
Commissioner Mike Dever voted against sending the item back for more consideration. Dever argued the city was equipped to make a decision on the property without it being reviewed again by the Planning Commission.