Pinecrest addition moves forward
The Eudora City Council has taken its final step in allowing Pinecrest Apartments to begin a third phase of development.
The council held a public hearing on Monday for the purpose of vacating portions of streets and alleys for the new addition. Pinecrest III will be located on property between Cedar and Spruce streets, south of Eighth Street.
Little opposition came from the audience.
"I don't have any problem with the vacation," said one resident who lived near the area. "There would not be a need for using the land that I own for an entrance, so I have no problem with it."
Council member Rex Burkhardt made the motion to vacate the outlined streets and alleyways. Council member Dan Gregg seconded and motion passed unanimously.
Don Cooper, vice president of operations and development for Commercial Group in Topeka, said he was pleased with the passing of the motion.
"I thank you for the decision you just made," Cooper said. "We appreciate the action and we look forward to moving forward aggressively."
With the approval, the company can now begin construction.
The first phase of Pinecrest was built 16 years ago and the second phase eight years ago. The complex currently has 60 apartments. The third phase at Pinecrest will have one- and two-bedroom apartments. The first two phases have only one-bedroom apartments.
Also, Burkhardt read from a proclamation signed by Mayor Fred Stewart, which named April as Eudora History Month. The proclamation was given to Eudora Area Historical Society President Patty Johnston. EAHS is celebrating its 20th year in 2001.
In other action, the council:
approved posting signs warning drivers of deaf children playing on Maple Street, between the 800 and 900 block.
approved finishing roads in Intech Business Park with curb and gutter to bring the streets to standard.