The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 1, 1998 · Page 6
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AB MONDAY. JUNE 1, 1998 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL Developers to cooperate on subdivision in Salina 142 residential lots would be created in the development By CRISTINA JANNEY The Salina Journal A group of Salina developers plans to collaborate on the development a 57-acre subdivision in southeast Salina. River Trail Addition developers David Tillberg of Salina and his sister, Cheryl Tillberg Murray of Coppell, Texas, have joined with Golden Eagle Estates developers Dan Meinhardt and Tim Howison, both of Salina, to provide 142 residential lots, including 44 for townhomes. The development will be considered by the Salina Planning Commission at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the City-County Building. The property, north of Magnolia Road and west of the flood control levee, is vacant and zoned agricultural. Eight acres of the Golden Eagle developers' property is located within an old oxbow that runs through the Golden Eagle and Tillberg land. The Golden Eagle developers stand to save by sharing a street with the River Trail Addition. Both sets of landowners will retain ownership of their respective properties. "The cooperation between the two landowners will allow them to get the opportune use of their land," Tillberg representative John Heline said. Discussion of the addition will take place Tuesday, but platting and annexation likely will be delayed because of the city staffs concerns about the proposed townhomes. City staff members were concerned the townhomes were located in the interior of the subdivision and that the lots designated for the town- homes were not large enough, said Roy Dudark, director of planning and community development. Most townhome lots are 80 to 85 feet wide, but the River Trail townhomes are 70 feet wide. Once the minimum side yard space required by the city is set aside, each unit could be only 27.5 feet wide. Dudark said the size of units WAYNE \ The proposed \ 57-acre \ A £ N CD z 12 i c*> SH^° | FALCON VIEW"" Q Golden cc Eagle EAGLECREST Estates MAGNOLIA residential addition would be comprised of „. more than 142 % lots with a e o mixture of single- RIVER %. family and TRAIL, \ townhome lots. 57 acres \ Private l Tillberg Home • Farm Proposed I Eastview Estates 1 Olson Tract Addition, \ 50 acres \ mmmmiamummm^mi^aiafUtmmt^^ that could be placed on the River Trail lots would be smaller than what had typically been seen in the Salina market. Heline said lots along Meadowbrook Road were the same size as the proposed lots. Dudark, however, said the Meadowbrook homes were built 10 years ago and only a few of the lots were 70 feet; the others were 80 feet. City planners prefer that townhomes or apartments be located near major streets to reduce traffic in single-family neighborhoods. Dudark said he thought the developers designed the addition as they did because of basement restrictions required by the proximity of the homes to the levee. The Army Corps of Engineers must approve basements within 500 feet of the levee. Basements between 500 and 1,000 feet of the levee must be built to higher-than-average standards. The townhomes, which are usually built without basements, are proposed to be built closest to the levee, Dudark said. Downtown heliport sought Salina Regional Health Center is seeking approval for helicopter landing pad for air ambulance service at its Santa Journal graphic Fe Avenue campus. The proposed heliport would be located in a parking lot west of the emergency entrance to the hospital. The current landing spot for air ambulance helicopters is a 5-mile, 10-minute ride away from the hospital at the Salina Municipal Airport. The hospital has about 36 air transports a year, most of which are head-injury patients or infants. The hospital is the only one of its size in the state not to have an on-site heliport. Other business Also Tuesday, the commission is scheduled to: • Consider a final plat for a shopping center proposed for a 33-acre site in south Salina at the corner of Schilling and Ninth streets. • Consider a request by Jerrold Cossette for a replat of a residential addition of about 10 acres east of Marymount Road and south of Crawford Street. • Consider a final plat filed by Timberline Property, requesting a replat for one lot west of Republic Avenue and between Sunset Manor Addition and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The replat involves a drainage change for a proposed apartment complex. T SALINE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION County planners to consider developers' preliminary plat Approval hinges on whether benefit district is formed to pay for roads By SHARON MONTAGUE The Salina Journal Ed Streckfus and Tim Howison are forging ahead with their proposed Big Valley housing development north of Salina. Tonight, members of the Saline County planning and zoning commission will consider a preliminary plat of the 315-acre development about three miles north of Salina on the west side of North Ohio Street. The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Room 107 of the City-County Building. Before residential zoning on the tract takes effect, the developers must receive approval of a benefit district that would help pay for paving North Ohio Street from Shipton Road to the development and for paving Shipton Road west from Ohio Street to Old Highway 81. If the benefit district isn't approved by county commissioners before Aug. 31, the zoning change is void and the issue will be returned to planning commissioners. In a memo to planning commissioners, James Holland, county planner, noted that Howison and V EDUCATION Homeschooling parents convene By The Associated Press WICHITA — To many children, the idea of going to school at home — where recess might be more flexible and mom's cookies are only a room away — might sound like Utopia. And while homeschooled children and their parents do praise their way of education, there are drawbacks, students say. "There are a lot of things I would've learned in public schools," said David Middleton, a 16-year-old homeschooler from Wichita. But he did note that not all of those things would have been good. Over the weekend, Middleton's family joined other homeschool- ing families at the annual home- schooling convention in Wichita. Middleton has studied under the watchful eyes of his parents for the length of his educational years. He said he likes the freedom of homeschooling. "It's very flexible," he said. "You take what you want to take." State officials say as many as 6,000 Kansas families are home- schooling. But they don't have an exact number because the state does not enforce a requirement that homeschool parents register with the Department of Education. In Sedgwick County, 691 families have registered with the state, but local homeschool advocates say as many as 1,500 families in the county may be teaching their children at home. The annual Teaching Parents Association conference, which opened Friday, drew about 2,000 homeschooling parents, said Nicole Wickham, a volunteer with the association. The association sponsors the conference so parents can browse through curriculum materials at the 151 booths, meet other home- schooling parents and listen to national speakers. Streckfus elected to pursue preliminary plat approval while working to develop the benefit district. The plat doesn't create the subdivision and doesn't allow the developers to sell lots. The plat is a blueprint of the development showing the layout of streets, open spaces, utility easements and other features. In his memo to planning commissioners, Holland wrote that the development meets objectives of the county's comprehensive plan and that there should be no problems with water quality or availability, drainage or septic systems. Holland will ask planners to delay action on the plat until next month so problems with roads can be corrected. Other business Also Monday, commissioners will: • Consider a request from Dr. R.D. Pennington for residential zoning on about 22 acres at Schilling Road and Crest Lane. Pennington wants to create two residential lots of at least 10 acres each. • Consider changes to the regulations for home occupations. 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