July 3, 2002
To Whom It May Concern:
Enclosed with this letter are the signed protest petition forms for properties comprising the protest area for Application Nos. OX-PRB3-2284, Rezoning and OX-PDP-2285, Preliminary Development Plan approval for a Retail Shopping Center in the vicinity of the South East corner of W 159th Street and Metcalf Avenue. This Application is currently pending before the Board Of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas. Owners of more than 32% of the eligible protest area have signed and submitted petitions.
Land Use Attorney, Douglas J. Patterson, The Patterson Law Group, PLC (4601 College Blvd., Suite 200, Leawood, KS 66211 913 663-1300), reviewed this petition and determined that it complied with State and County laws and guidelines.
The title list provided by Assured Quality Title Company was used as the basis for identifying property owners within the 1,000 foot notification area. This list was verified against names shown on property Deeds to ensure accuracy. In some instances there were discrepancies between names listed on the title list versus names or name variations on the property Deed. In these cases, the Deed was used as the final authority.
Summary of Protest Area
The total square footage of the protest area as provided by the Johnson County Department of Planning, Development, and Codes is 6,618,946.95 square feet.
The following figures of square footage of properties included in these petitions are provided by Johnson County AIMS on-line GIS system:
1. Properties wholly within the protest area, 70 properties 1,973,703.6 square feet 29.819% of protest area
(square footage directly from AIMS)
2. Properties partially within protest area, 8 properties 168,294.06 square feet 2.543% of protest area
(total square footage of these properties
was provided by AIMS, but square footage
within protest area was estimated)
Grand Estimated Total Square Footage of Protest Petitions 2,141,997.66 square feet 32.362% of protest area
We would like to thank the Johnson County Department of Planning, Development, and Codes; the Legal Department; and AIMS for their assistance in fulfilling the legal requirements of this protest petition.
Jim Swallow, Chair, Neighborhoods SE Tract Committee
15912 Riggs Road
Stilwell, KS 66085
Bob Phillips, Coordinator, Protest Petition Committee
16315 Dearborn Drive
Stilwell, KS 66085