Archive for Thursday, May 22, 2003

Golden Arches coming to W. Shawnee

May 22, 2003

Residents in west Shawnee's Monticello district will have another restaurant to choose from in the coming months.

The Shawnee Planning Commission unanimously passed nine consent items Monday, including the site plan for a new McDonald's drive-through restaurant located in the 22600 block of 66th Street.

"Obviously it's another benefit for the residents out in that area," Shawnee Planning Director Paul Chaffee said, "even though it's fast food rather than sit down.

"More businesses are beginning to realize how many people are beginning to live out in that area," he said. "As there's more recognition, others will sit up and take notice too."

The restaurant will occupy the southeast corner of 66th Street and Hilltop Road on the southwestern side of the Monticello Center shopping development.

Two additions to Mill Valley High School also were reviewed.

The commission again supported the school's special use permit for construction and operation of a field house, bleachers and concession stand on the property, passing the item with no objection.

The permit originally was issued in 1998 and was reviewed last in 2001. Since then, the field house and concession stand have been completed. Work on installing lights and the remainder of the bleachers will begin this summer before being reviewed again next year.

The construction of a 15,000-square-foot classroom addition is the next project for the school. Chaffee said construction is expected to begin next fall after the completion of the light fixtures and bleachers.

In new business, the commission granted a landowner's request to rezone his seven-acre lot on the east side of Mize Road, south of 63rd Street, from agricultural to residential suburban to comply with applicable zoning ordinances.

The commission also approved a site plan for a proposed XCEL carwash facility to be constructed in the Shawnee Station West shopping center on Maurer Road, north of 65th Street.

In addition, the commission:

  • Reviewed and supported the continuation of a special use permit previously issued to operate Shawnee Gardens, an intermediate care facility at 6416 Long.
  • Voted to continue allowing the Johnson County Museum of History to operate in a single-family residential district at 6305 Lackman.
  • Approved the use of a 131-foot communications tower and industrial storage facility located at 6410 Kansas Ave., by Voicestream Wireless.
  • Allowed Commerce Bank to continue using a free-standing automated teller machine in a commercial-neighborhood zoning district at the corner of Midland Drive and Renner Road.
  • Approved a site plan for Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department to build a 3,560-square-foot building expansion at 7900 Renner Road.

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