The Independence Planning Commission met on April 28, 2009, and took the following action:

The Independence Planning Commission met on April 28, 2009, and took the following action:

Approved a request from the city of Independence to rezone an area of 55 lots from high-density residential to single- and two-family residential, including properties north of Moore Street, west of Lynn Street, east of Spring Street and south of Second Street.

Approved a final plat application for a proposed commercial subdivision north of East 42nd Terrace South and west of South Noland Road. The applicant, Springwood Inc., plans to split the 4.96-acre tract into two lots, with the intentions of selling the hotel properties. Motel 6 and Quality Inn hotel franchises will operate on their respective lots under separate ownership.

Approved an application to rezone the property at 906 N. Missouri 291 (owned by Robert Thomas) from planned general commercial to planned general commercial with a special use permit for a cellular tower. Selective Site Consultants, an Overland Park, Kan.-based agency represented AT&T, plans to construct a 150-foot monopole cellular tower located 145 feet west of the owner’s home. City staff recommended that the applicant provide a comprehensive tree preservation plan with the project’s construction plan, as well as obtain all necessary access and utility easements prior to the issuance of any permits.

Approved an application for a final plat in Eastland Center that would contain an age-restricted apartment development for residents ages 55 and older, located south and east of Valley View Parkway, west of Little Blue Parkway, north of U.S. 40 and south of Interstate 70. The applicant also will present the apartment development’s final site plan before the planning commission in the upcoming months, said Stuart Borders, a senior planner with the city’s Community Development Department.