Planners OK change for downtown tract
The Tonganoxie City Council on April 24 will consider a request to rezone downtown property from industrial to business zoning.
At its meeting last week, Tonganoxie planning commissioners recommended the rezoning for the property at 319 S. Main, which is owned by Steve Trieb. The city had condemned a building that was at that site, which now is for sale.
Trieb has said he has no specific plans for the property, which is for sale.
The existing zoning prevents construction of a building, according to city planner Linda Zacher.
Rezoning would solve that problem with the property, which is just north of Glen's Opry.
Trieb also is owner of another tract of land that has captured the city's attention. The city has asked Trieb to clean up the property at County Road 5 and Laming Road, which is the home of Big T Tents.
"Right now, we're negotiating with them to get it cleaned up to meet city regulations and codes," Zacher said. "I have his word that he is working on it, and that he's going to do his best to bring it up to meet city regulations as soon as possible."
Zacher said Trieb is working under an April 24 deadline to erect a fence and remove debris, the same date the city council will consider his rezoning request.
Next Tuesday, the planning commission will consider at its 7 p.m. meeting the final plat of Eagle Valley Replat and the preliminary plat for Eagle Valley South.
In addition, the planning commission's Site Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday to consider a site plan from the Christian Church for an addition to its building, 204 Washington.
Both meetings will be in Council Chambers, Third and Delaware streets.