Hearing set for 50 acres
A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 15 on a request to rezone 50 acres on U.S. Highway 24-40 for single-family use.
The hearing is scheduled, before the Leavenworth County Planning Commission, for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Performing Arts Center at Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N. 155th, Basehor.
The land is on the south side of the highway, about a half-mile west of 166th Street. Originally, Tonganoxie residents Burdel and Cynthia Welsh had planned to construct a recreational vehicle park on the land, which is about 1.5 miles west of Basehor. The planning commission, however, rejected that proposal, after hearing from nearby property owners who were concerned about noise, traffic and trash.
Now, the Welshes, along with two other owners, hope to submit a request for single-family homes on the land. The other property owners are Lawrence businessmen Jim Slough and Mike Edmondson.
Edmondson is a Lawrence Realtor and developer, while Slough owns real estate in Lawrence and is involved with Free State Glass. Burdel Welsh is a Leavenworth County undersheriff.
Attorney Price Banks said preliminary plans call for about 130 upscale single-family lots on the property. It's probable the subdivision would be built in phases, he said.