Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Governing Bodies to Consider Zoning Change, Annexation

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Governing Bodies to Consider Zoning Change, Annexation

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A zoning change in unincorporated Shawnee County and a proposed voluntary annexation of property into the city of Topeka are among matters local governing bodies plan to take up this coming week.

The Shawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in its chambers in Room B-11 of the County Courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th, while the Topeka City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers at 214 S.E. 8th.

Commissioners will consider changing the zoning classification from "Residential Reserve District" to "Planned Unit Development" for 32.59 acres on the south side of S.W. 29th Street between S.W. Asbury Drive and S.W. Cannock Chase Road. The move is being requested by United Methodist Homes, Inc., and Stormont Vail Health.

A PUD is a designed grouping of varied and compatible land uses, all within one contained development or subdivision.

The property involved is currently reserved for open space. It forms the northern boundary of the 168.36-acre Aldersgate Village Retirement Community, according to a report in Monday's agenda packet.

The report says the applicants intend to turn the property into a "cohesive medical and office park that provides neighborhood services and enhances the surrounding retirement village and residential properties."

The Shawnee County Planning Commission voted 6-0 on April 11 to recommend commissioners approve the move, provided the applicants comply with conditions outlined by the county.

Commissioners also plan to consider granting a condition-use permit that would enable Michael and Lisa Steinert to establish a reception, conference and assembly facility on property at 1636 S.E. 85th.

The planning commission voted 6-0 on April 11 to recommend commissioners approve the move, provided the applicants comply with conditions outlined by the county.

Commissioners also plan to consider:

- Approving William Southard's claim seeking $4,611.09 from the county for damage caused by a sewer backup in June 2015 at his home at 4424 S.W. Deer Run. Assistant county counselor Jonathan Brzon wrote in a memorandum to commissioners that he and public works director Tom Vlach recommend paying the claim in that amount. …

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