Archive for Thursday, December 13, 2001

Commission faces southern development

December 13, 2001

There may be a lot more green in the green spaces south of K-10 in the future.

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the planning commission discussed plans for a plant nursery and greenhouse south of Eudora High School.

City building inspector Rick Treas said the nursery and greenhouse would have to meet certain requirements, like how far off the roadway the facilities must be since they would be in a residentially-zoned area.

But the commission couldn't make any plans until it knew whether the City of Eudora annexed the property, in which case the commission could move forward, or whether it was still in the county's purview. Commission member Richard Campbell said he thought the greenhouse and nursery would have a better chance for approval from the city than from the county.

Veterinarian Ron Lee also brought forth plans to expand onto Eudora Animal Hospital by next spring. He told the planning commission he wanted to add about 800 square feet of space on a cement slab outside the existing building.

Lee said an addition would give the clinic more room for the reception area, offices, pharmacy, lab and kennels.

The projects raised the issue of how development south of K-10 would affect the condition of the roads.

"How much more development are we going to allow on 1061 without widening," planning commission member Richard Campbell said. "Where's our breaking point?"

Commission member Ken Adkinson said having Winchester Road paved could make a difference in the intensity of traffic on 1061. The commission then discussed the re-bidding process for paving the road. Currently, City Attorney Jerry Cooley is working with residents living along the road to secure easements.

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