approved by commission
Months of controversy of rezoning 76.1 acres
of Jim and Norma Farley's land from R40 to R15-PUD for
a subdivision, came to an end as the Platte County Commission
last week approved the rezoning recommendation from planning
The new proposed subdivision, which will be located on
the north side of 136th street and a half mile west of
Running Horse Road just south of Platte City, will consist
of 158 single family lots.
Along with the numerous houses proposed in the subdivision,
developer CLT Incorporated of Platte City has agreed to
build parks and trails throughout the area.
Aaron Schmidt, director of planning and zoning, recommended
the proposal to commission after months of compromising
between themselves, the developer and current residents
in the area.
Schmidt noted that the developer will have to meet three
contingencies. 1) build the development in phases, 2)
complete a traffic study. The traffic study must look
at the effects the development will have on the roads
in the area, 3) complete a stormwater study. This study
will look at what needs to be done to keep stormwater
from having negative effects on surrounding property owners.
The commission also approved many other zoning requests,
including a proposed 20 acre townhouse development at
the northwest corner of 136th and Running Horse Road.
The zoning was changed from RMD, allows for apartments,
to PR (planned residential).
The development will consist of 37 townhomes, including
four dwelling units per townhome, for a total of 128 units.
The development will also consist of a park area and trails.
Developer Valkyrie Land Investment of St. Joseph agreed
to the one contingency proposed by Schmidt: conduct a
stormwater study of the area.
Other rezoning requests and approvals included: John
and Diana Russell requesting rezoning 2/3 of an acre from
agriculture to R-12 for a two-car garage.
James Jones requested rezoning 13 acres of an 80 acre
zone from agricultural to RE for a one lot subdivision.
Thomas Michael and Viola Noland requested rezoning 73.24
acres of agricultural to R-25 (single family large lot
Schmidt also notified the county commission on the updates
of several storm studies in the county.
Schmidt stated a recommendation for the Walnut Creek
watershed project should be available next month. And
planning and zoning has received seven proposals regarding
the Brush Creek stormwater study progress.
Planning and zoning is still working to form a survey
for their roads master plan to distribute to citizens
throughout Platte County. They are currently seeking many
options for the survey.
In other business, Cheryl Thorp of Convention and Tourism,
announced the 2003 state Harley ownership rally will be
held in Platte County. The event will be held the weekend
after Labor Day, and will be the 100th anniversary of
Platte County approved an order establishing the position
of county financial advisor.
Commissioners approved a resolution in support of the
grant application for the Lewis and Clark celebration.