Several plats, rezones head to city commission

By Vicky O. Misa | Shawnee News-Star | USA Today Network
The Shawnee News-Star

On Tuesday, Shawnee city commissioners are set to look over several rezone and plats requests.

Residents will have an opportunity to participate in public hearings slated for a few rezone requests being put before the board:

• Applicant Kevin Mankin, on behalf of Jackline Mankin, is requesting a rezone of a 0.56-acre property at 301 N. Kickapoo Avenue (on the northeast corner of North Kickapoo Avenue and West 10th Street) from C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial District) to C-3 (Highway Commercial District) for the purpose of marketing for a future business.

• Applicant Thomas Humphreys is requesting a rezone of a 0.17-acre property at 1825 N. Beard St. (on the east side of North Beard Street just south of West Emmett Street) from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District) with a CUP (Conditional Use Permit) for the purpose of a short-term rental property (Airbnb).

• Applicant James Whitefield is requesting the rezone of two properties — a 2.15-acre property at 303 S. Leo St. and a 2.33-acre lot at 431 S. Leo St., both from A-1 (Rural Agricultural District) to R-E (Residential Estates District) for a legal, conforming lot.

Also, several plat requests are up for discussion and possible action at the upcoming board meeting:

• Applicant Mason Schwartz, on behalf of Shawnee Mall Owner, LLC., is requesting consideration of a re-plat of a final plat at Shawnee Mall for the creation of five new lots.

• Applicant Justin Ramer, J. Bentley Construction, LLC. Is requesting consideration of a preliminary plat and a final plat for Bentley Oaks Addition, a 0.99-acre tract on the south side of Hardesty Drive west of Concord Boulevard.

• Applicant Landes Engineering, on behalf of Mac Bagby, is requesting consideration of a preliminary plat for Wolverine Industrial Park, a 59.18-acre tract on Wolverine Road west of North Harrison.

• Applicant Crafton Tull, on behalf of Greg Brown Homes, LLC., is requesting consideration of a preliminary plat for Trails End, an 80.60-acre tract located on the east side of North Kickapoo Street north of Interstate 40 for a residential subdivision.

Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, Shawnee city commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the Bertha Ann Young City Commission Chambers at City Hall, at 16 W. 9th St.

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