The Blue Springs Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Monday of the month. The commission met Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action

The Blue Springs Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Monday of the month. The commission met Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, and took the following action (unanimous unless otherwise noted):

Approved an amendment to the planned unit development concept plan for an approximate 19.8-acre lot in the Chapman Farms development. The lot, located south of Southwest Mason School Road and east of Missouri 7, was changed to two lots, one for 16 acres and another for 3.8 acres. The larger of the two lots will be the location of a Lee’s Summit Elementary School, while the smaller will be for residential housing. The amendment now goes before City Council. Approved a preliminary plan for approximately seven acres of the Adams Dairy Landing project, located east of Adams Dairy Parkway between Interstate 70 and Coronado Drive. The plan for the area is for retail and/or restaurant usage. The plan now goes before City Council. Approved an amended site plan/design review for Panera Bread, 605 N.E. Coronado Drive. Developers wanted to change the color scheme of the restaurant. Only Commission Member Lynn Banks voted against the change. Approved an amended master/alternative sign plan for Panera Bread. The amendment will allow the owner to place a sign on the west side of the building. Commission Members Chris Henning and Susan Culpepper voted against the amendment, agreeing that they did not wish to set a precedent for others who wanted to change the sign ordinance.


– Jeff Martin