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BHS No. 1 in state again for restaurant proposal

Congrats.....and great work!

April 24, 2010 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board, BCRC agree on ball field proposal

Notwhatyouthink,
It may not have come across very clear in the article, but the BCRC was asking the Baldwin School District to pay for a facility located at the new ball fields to store the maintenance equipment. This equipment would be used by the BCRC for maintaining the new ball fields. I believe the size of the building is roughly 40x48 with an unenclosed 10 foot lean-to on the 48 foot side. So, the building has a footprint of roughly 50x50. What has been discussed is a pole-barn type structure fully sheeted in metal.
Kyle Trendel, Baldwin City Planning Commissioner

January 23, 2010 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New restaurant?

The restaurant / lounge is owned by Shawn Nelson. His team is working through architectural design issues and should be submitting for a building permit very soon.

Kyle Trendel
Baldwin City Planning Commissioner

June 18, 2009 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City council, school district discuss streets to new BESPC

There will be 3 open positions on the Baldwin City Planning Commission this year and I encourage you, “p_zinzer”, to come out of the shadows and let your intent be known that you desire to be placed on this volunteer board. Thank you for your professionalism and your forwardness in disclosing your identity.

Kyle Trendel, City of Baldwin City Planning Commission

February 25, 2009 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City council, school district discuss streets to new BESPC

Notwhatyouthink,
I will have to say that we do not share the same views from the meeting you reference regarding the school district projects. I also do not share the same views with you for the "city staff" bypassing the planning commission in the Arrowhead Hardware project. Regardless of these viewpoints, my decisions are based on public safety and well being of those using the facilities and the neighborhoods that they impact. I try to work with the city staff as well as the city council to better the environment and I would encourage you to stay active in the same pursuit. There is no benefit to criticize a city staff member in this type of forum.

Kyle Trendel

February 24, 2009 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City council, school district discuss streets to new BESPC

Once again I must state how disappointed I am that people are not held accountable for their comments. Ridiculing the city staff for something that was not discussed, is clearing demonstration lack in knowledge with this matter. The issues raised were regarding the baseball fields as a stand-alone project. The city requested that Elm Street be extended from Lawrence Street to Bullpup prior to completion of the ball fields. Now that an elementary school has been added in the development, the Planning Commission has recommended the extension of Elm Street from Lawrence Street to 11th Street; not city staff, and a traffic study for most of the intersections of the area in question. The Planning Commission sighted the need of safety for walking pedestrians as well as bicycle commuters to the complex while maintaining the minimal traffic at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 56 Highway. The only connection from the city core for this transitional route is Elm Street.

I welcome any and all to attend the Planning Commission meetings to better understand the issues. I would even stop by and pickup "notwhatyouthink", if I knew who this person was.

Kyle Trendel, City of Baldwin City Planning Commission

February 24, 2009 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hill asks council for economic development help

I applaud the effort and I support the Economic Development Group to encourage the growth of the community by attracting new businesses and families to Baldwin City, but suggest that we as a community cast a better light toward the City Administrator, Public Works Department, Director of Codes & Zoning, Staff and those volunteering their time on the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. If we as a community express negative sentiments toward the city’s entities, would only reflect poorly on the city as a whole and would discourage potential newcomers. The development of Baldwin City was very strong in 2003 and in most other outlining metropolitan communities. The total building permits pulled in the city limits of Baldwin City in the calendar year of 2003 were 138, with 70 being for single family or multifamily projects. Because construction cost values were not kept full in 2003, I will not be able to share the total construction value for the projects permitted in 2003. The total number of building permits issued in 2007 was 118 with 11 being for single family or multifamily projects. With these projects in 2007, the total construction value added to Baldwin City was $4,310,147.19. The total number of building permits issued to date in 2008 is 89 with 5 being for single family or multifamily projects. With these projects to date for 2008, the total construction value added to Baldwin City has been $7,046,077.68. Construction has slowed throughout the county, but to insinuate that the lack in building permits issued by Baldwin City are due to the attitude of the city staff is unfair and inaccurate. I would encourage any and all to look at what is best for the community as a whole and not a quick solution that would turn into a long term problem. In order to fully solve the problems we face as a community, we need to hold those making comments held accountable. Please log in and disclose your identity so we all can see who the interested residences of Baldwin City are.
Thank You,
Kyle Trendel
Baldwin City Planning Commission

October 13, 2008 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arrowhead given nod from commission

I would encourage each of you to talk with a Baldwin City Planning Commissioner to get an accurate account of the history with this project. There have been many misconceptions with the process of the project. I would be more than willing to relay the actual events of the review for the Arrowhead Hardware application. Contact me at kylet@devorearch.com or 785.242.6161.

Sincerely,

Kyle Trendel
Baldwin City Planning Commissioner

April 25, 2008 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )