- Platte County Planning and Zoning Commission, and Platte County Commissioners
- United States of America
Platte County is seeking to position itself among the top growing counties in the Kansas City area. However in its zeal to make this happen, the Planning and Zoning Department repeatedly encourages and supports high density development in areas which are simply unsuitable for such owing to poor road conditions.
The most recent example is the proposed development at K and 45. Based on data provided in the developer’s traffic study this proposed development will nearly double the traffic already on K highway. This traffic would be in addition to traffic that will be added by the Chapel Ridge development as approved. In sum total, the planning and zoning department has recommended TRIPPLING the number of cars that will traverse K highway daily.
This is a direct violation of the traffic shed study funded, accepted, and adopted by the county. The proposal does not adequately address this cumulative impact of the added traffic from various developments either proposed or in progress.
We, the undersigned, respectfully request the development at K and 45 as proposed be denied based on inadequate road infrastructure and failure of the developer to provide feasible remediation.
The Taxpayers Opposed to High Density Development Due to Poor Quality Roads petition to Platte County Planning and Zoning Commission, and Platte County Commissioners was written by Sue Lange and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.