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October 22, 2007

Landplan Engineering
Attn: Tim Herndon
1310 Wakarusa Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Email: therndon@landplan-pa.com

Dear Mr. Herndon,

Thank you for your comments concerning the Preliminary Plat conditions for the Airport Business Park No. 1
[PP-06-07-07]. After reviewing the conditions with City Staff, the following response is being provided:

1. Revised conditions for PP-06-07-07: Preliminary Plat for Airport Business Park No. 1;

a.
Addition of a note stating that a Transfer of Ownership to the City of Lawrence for the pump
properties will be executed before the first final plat is recorded.

Keep condition as written. Utilities staff has commented that the pump station
considered temporary until a decision is made in the future to abandon it. U
infrastructure is provided for developments through the dedication of the underly
property and releasing all operational decisions to the City. Policy dictates that th
property be held fee simple by the City.

b.
Removal of the utility easements encompassing the entirety of the pump station sites, as ownership of
the pump station sites will be transferred to the City. Additional utility easements may need to
dedicated for the sanitary sewer mains with the final siting of pump stations.

Keep condition as written. See note above.

c. Revision of the pump station sites to appropriate sizes. The sizes of these sites may need to be
slightly altered at a later date PRIOR TO FINAL PLAT RECORDATION based on the layout of the
pump stations.

Revised. Appropriate size will need to be discussed with Utilities Department.

d. Addition of a note stating that ownership of the property on which the temporary pump station is
located will revert to the adjacent property owners when the pump station is decommissioned.

Revised. Pump station is not considered temporary until future justification is provided
to alter its location.

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e. Addition of a note stating that funds will be placed in escrow after the approval of the final plat for the
future decommissioning and modification of the temporary pump station, and that no building permits
will be issued until the funds are in escrow.

Revised. The intent of the condition is to require a mechanism that runs with the deed
to the property. This is a precedent/policy driven condition.

f.
As the access waiver requests for direct access to US 24/40 were denied, the first sentence of General
Note #9 will need to be revised to read as follows: “Direct driveway access onto US Hwy. 24/
prohibited. Access onto US Hwy. 24/40 from Lot 1, Block Two shall be re-evaluated at the
time of site planning. Direct driveway access onto E. 1500 Rd., between US Hwy. 24/4
and Bluegrass Dr. shall be prohibited. Direct driveway access onto E. 1500 Rd. from Lot
1, Block Four shall be permitted until such time as Bluegrass Drive is constructe
Subsequent to constructing Bluegrass Drive, the access onto E. 1500 Rd. from Lot 1,
Block Four shall be relocated to Bluegrass Drive.” Hatch marks shall be shown along the
entirety of US 24/40 within the project boundaries AND ALONG E. 1500 Rd., between US Hwy.
24/40 and Bluegrass Dr.

Revised to reflect discussion. Please review.

g. Inclusion of a note stating that one temporary access point for the temporary sanitary sewer pump
station will be permitted from Block Five, Lot 1 to E 1500 RD. (N. 7th Street). ACCESS TO THE
PUMP STATION SHALL BE RELOCATED TO PINE FAMILY DRIVE THROUGH THE FIR
ADJACENT TO THE PUMP STATION PROPERTY TO DEVELOP. If the location of the access
point is known, it shall be shown on the plat, with hatch marks included along the remainder of the
west side of N. 7th Street.

Revised to reflect intent.

h. Block Five, Lots 2 and 4 will be reoriented so they both have frontage on proposed Pine Family Drive.

Ok.

i.
Inclusion of a note stating that access from Block Four, Lot 1 will be offset 125 feet from the
centerline of Pine Family Drive. If the locations of the access points are known, they shall be shown on
the plat, with hatch marks included along the remainder of the northern lot line.

Deleted. All access points will meet the City’s then current, codes, access manage
policies, and best management practices.

j. Dedication of any additional required Right-of-Way, per the approval of the City Engineer.

Deleted. Request meets code. Applicant should understand that additional right-of-way
or construction easements may be needed with the actual construction of improvements
of section line roads.

k.
Revision of Note #15 in the General Notes section to state that the pedestrian ways within pe
easements are to be constructed concurrent with the paving of the most adjacent roadway. SHALL
BE CONSTRUCTED PER THE SUBDIVSION REGULATIONS SECTION 20-811(C)(v).

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Revised. Per the Subdivision Regulations, sidewalks adjacent to streets shall b


constructed with the street. This ensures a continuous sidewalk for the benefit o
pedestrian and to ensure that the sidewalks actually get constructed. Construct
operations will need to respect the sidewalks and other infrastructure when work
individual sites.

Completion of the sidewalks in pedestrian easements not adjacent to streets shall not be
required under the earlier of three years after approval of the Final Plat or three mon
after the issuance of the last Building Permit for a lot adjoining the segment; completion
of such improvements shall be guaranteed in accordance with Section 20-811(g)(8).

l.
Inclusion of information regarding final plat phasing. This phasing shall be concurrent with phasing o
the Downstream Sanitary Sewer Study.

Keep as written. This note ensures that the project is developed per the Downstr
Sanitary Sewer Study. It leaves open the opportunity to revise the phasing and Sew
Study if market conditions warrant.

m. Revision to include the airspace overlay zones as described in the Development Code Section 20-302.

Deleted. Concur.

n. Removal of General Note #16e.

Keep as written. The plat note does not address Section 20-812(4)(ii)(e), but inst
appears to leave the question of whether infrastructure will be provided to the pro
owners when the code dictates when infrastructure will be provided.

o.
Revision of General Note #16f to remove the following language: “Timing of the installation
improvements will be per the discretion of the property owner(s) [in the instance of private financin
and per the City [in the instance of public financing]. General Notes #16a through f may need to
further revised, based on the outcome of discussions related to financing of infrastructure
improvements at the City Commission meeting.

Ok.

p. Dedication of the full right-of-way for E 1500 (N. 7th Street) and US 24/40. Properties that are not
part of the associated annexation and subject Preliminary Plat applications will need to be annexed as
part of this r-o-w dedication.

Delete. Plat dedicates required right-of-way.

q.
PRIOR TO A BUILDING PERMIT BEING GRANTED FOR ANY BUILDING ASSOCIATED WITH
PHASE A1, AN AGREEMENT SHALL BE REACHED BETWEEN THE CITY AND PROPERTY
OWNER / APPLICANT AS TO THE PROVISION, TIMING, AND FINANCING OF ALL ROAD,
WATER, SEWER, AND STORM WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE PROJECT.

This is a new condition based on the apparent negotiations of such matters

A hard copy of your October 17, 2007 letter and this response letter will be provided in communications to

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the Planning Commission, along with a memo containing a clean copy of our conditions, dated October 22,
2007.

Sincerely,

Scott McCullough, AICP


Director of Planning and Development Services

Copy: Lawrence Planning Commission


E-mail Copy: Airport Industrial Development, L.L.C. – jes@dconcepts.biz
Brian Sturm – brains@landplan-pa.com

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