Sedgwick County Commission discusses zoning change request

Rodney Price
November 20, 2019 - 11:59 am
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The Sedgwick County Commission heard a request for a zoning change in the southeast part of the county during their Wednesday meeting.

The proposed zoning designation would change the 3.78 acres of land near 159th St. East and Pawnee from single-family to office-warehouse.  The applicant planned to construct a building to store rock material for his landscaping business.

Four people spoke against the proposal.

Some of the commissioners said they did not have enough information to act, but Chairman David Dennis disagreed.

"(The) planning staff does a great job and they send out notices to every single person within the notification zone ahead of time.  Every person had an opportunity to come and speak,” Mr. Dennis said. 

The commission voted 4-1 send the proposal back to the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, who previously approved the zone change, 11-0.

The commission also approved two grant renewals.  The first, for around $920 thousand, will fund the Coordinated Transit District 9, which includes the Sedgwick County Rural Transportation program and other participating counties.  

The second grant, for just over $1.2 million, will help fund the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging Senior Care Act program through 2022.

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