Manko, Chick-Fil-A on agenda

By Corene Brisendine

City commissioners plan to discuss allowing a Chick-Fil-A, more housing and expansion of a window manufacturing facility at Tuesday’s meeting.

Developers have received approval through the planning board and now seek approval by the commission to build a Chick-Fil-A in the parking lot where Staples and Hobby Lobby are located at the corner of Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Frontage Road and Sarber Lane. If allowed, it will be a drive-thru restaurant.

Manko is also seeking approval to build a wood frame window manufacturing and showroom facility at 610 Hayes Drive.  It would be about a block south of the company’s main facility near Wal-Mart. To build the new facility, the company needs the zoning to be changed from a commercial district to an industrial district because it will be manufacturing the windows at the location, not just selling them.

Also on the agenda is a request to change an R-3 multi-family residential district to an R-2 two-family resident district in the Northlake Addition. The applicant would like to build 20 single-family lots near Brookpark Drive and Northfield Road, south of Walters Drive.

On the consent agenda, the city will consider approving the easements and rights-of-way for the K-State Research Park Addition in order to build the Kansas Department of Agriculture facility on campus.

The city is also applying for a grant through Kansas Department of Transportation that would allow the city to develop sidewalks and trails to give students a safer way to walk or bike to school.

City commissioners plan to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave. The meeting will also be televised on local Cable Channel 3.

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