By BECKY KISER
A public hearing is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 19, by the Hays Area Planning Commission for a rezoning request from Agricultural to Light Industrial for a 39.7-acre tract of land located along and east of Commerce Parkway between East 13th and 22nd Streets.
The rezoning request was submitted by W. E. Lusk, Jr., president of Derby Investment, Inc., Wichita.
The property is currently being used for pasture/grassland. The Comprehensive Plan identifies the area as Business Park which includes a mix of light industrial and commercial uses. The property on the west side of Commerce Parkway is already zoned Light Industrial.
Light Industrial (I-1) Zoning allows the following uses under the Unified Development Code (UDC):
Farming Equipment Sales
Commercial Retail, Heavy (Building supply)
Heavy Truck or Recreational Vehicle Sales, Service, and Repair
Manufacturing and Fabrication
Recycling Collection Facility
Research and Testing Laboratories
Storage (with limitations)
Vehicle Repair and service, Heavy
Warehousing and Distribution
Vehicle Gas and fueling Station
Animal boarding or Vet Services, Large and small animal
Retail sales and Services
City staff is recommending approval of the rezoning request and a favorable recommendation to the Hays City Commission.
The public hearing is part of the Hays Area Planning Commission meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Hays City Hall, 1507 Main.
The complete agenda can be seen here.