Archive for Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Zoning compromise reached on shop

September 27, 2000

A zoning compromise was reached when a property owner, neighbors and the Leavenworth County Planning and Zoning Commission recently agreed on a plan that will allow a machine shop to relocate.

John Zoellner, county planning director, said when Harlan Gilfert, Lansing, had to move his machine shop in Lansing because of the extension of Mary Street, he decided to move it to a 10-acre tract his family owns along Kansas Highway 7 at McIntyre Road.

He asked that the entire property be zoned B3.

"The neighbors wanted the zoning to be a B2, which would allow for fewer uses than a B3," Zoellner said.

At the planning and zoning meeting, Gilfert agreed to the neighbors' request to have 2.5 acres of the 10-acre parcel zoned B2, Zoellner said.

"That was fine with him," Zoellner said. "He had given us some plans showing how much of it he actually needed, so it didn't cause a problem. And the surrounding property owners were satisfied that it was a more limited zoning, so I think everybody walked away pretty happy."

The Leavenworth County Commission will consider Gilfert's rezoning application at the Thursday commission meeting.

Also to be considered will be:

An application for a special-use permit for a bed and breakfast located at 24131 146th St. Lot 13, Hartridge Estates in Leavenworth County, submitted by Jerry and Brenda Frese.

An application to rezone an 80-acre tract for a planned Unit Development District at 158th and Metro Avenue. A 250- to 300-lot subdivision is planned.

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