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church are allowed in the PI zoning district with approval of a special use permit.
5.The character of the area may change slightly by use of the property as a preschool. However, this change is mitigated by location of the property at the end of a cul-de-sac and by a 50-foot landscape easement that is located on the west side of the property. The landscape easement has a solid row of evergreen trees that will buffer adjacent uses to the west, and the outdoor play area is further screened with a 4-foot decorative, black vinyl picket fence. Also, another church currently owns property directly to the west in Lenexa.
6.Approval of the special use permit should have little, if any, detrimental effect upon surrounding properties. Preschool facilities create traffic patterns similar to office uses, with similar morning and evening peak usage times. The facility will compliment the office/warehouse uses planned nearby and already constructed, and the site is designed so that drop-off and pick-up of children is conducted within the interior of the parking lot so that adjacent public streets will not be affected.
7.Denial of the special use permit as presented would not appear to benefit the community as a whole. The facility will provide a preschool option for parents who work for businesses located in Perimeter Park.
SITE PLAN REVIEW
The applicant requests site plan approval for the construction of an 11,560 square foot church on lot 2 of the Perimeter Park Tenth Plat. As such, its approval is subject to all conditions of approval imposed on the subdivision.
All bulk requirements have been met. The PI (Planned Industrial) zoning district requires a fifty (50’) foot front building setback from public right-of-way lines. At its closest point, the building sets back approximately 93 feet from the right-of-way line for 83rd Terrace and 93 feet from the right-of-way line for 83rd Street. The building also maintains a setback of one hundred feet (100’) from the west property line as required by the plat to satisfy buffering requirements for adjacent residential uses. Height of the building is 36 feet to the top of the roof, which is less than the 45-foot maximum allowed by the ordinance. No parking stalls encroach into the required 20-foot parking setback area that is adjacent to 83rd Terrace.
Access to the building will be provided from a single driveway approach that will connect to a proposed cul-de-sac (83rd Terrace).
All driveway approaches required for this development shall be designed according to the standards in the Shawnee Manual of Technical Specifications and Design Criteria.