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Consider the March 19, 2007 Planning Commission minutes. - page 29 / 38





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2.The subject property is a 2.32 acre tract zoned PI (Planned Industrial) in the Monticello 83 Industrial Park.  The site is adjoined to the north and west by the City of Lenexa.  Property to the south is also zoned PI and is made up of other lots within Monticello 83 that have been developed with office/warehouse buildings.  Property to the east is zoned CH (Commercial Highway) and PI and is developed with a combination of office/warehouse buildings and mini-storage units.

3.Access to the property is currently provided by a single, two-way drive that connects to Monticello Road and is located in the center of the site. A one-way drive that provides an additional point of entry for landscape trucks is located to the south of the primary driveway entrance.  Improvements to Monticello Road will include construction of a raised median, which will limit the use of these drives to right-in/right-out movements only.

The newly proposed drive would be located at the northeast corner of the site to provide secondary access to 83rd Street. The applicant has also filed a re-plat of the property that provides a break in existing access control at this location. Construction of this drive is shown as a second phase that would not be completed until it was made necessary by alterations to Monticello Road.  

4.The driveway approach proposed for the second phase of this development shall be designed according to the standards in the Shawnee Manual of Technical Specifications and Design Criteria.


The applicant is aware that the proposed driveway approach is located adjacent to a painted median on 83rd Street.  This means that westbound left-turns entering the site and northbound left-turns exiting the site are prohibited.  The applicant is further aware that the 83rd Street Corridor Study proposes that a raised median be constructed at this location, which would further restrict this entrance to right-ins and right-outs only.  Finally, the applicant is aware that the approval of a driveway approach at this location and the break in the access control shown on the revised final plat [refer to FPR-07-010] does not restrict or otherwise prevent the City from either prohibiting the construction of a driveway approach at this location or requiring its removal after being constructed at some future date.


The conceptual design of the driveway approach appears to be in substantial compliance with City standards.  Any design issues discovered during the review of the site development plans must be resolved prior to the issuance of any permit.

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