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Small rural rezoning request passed to P&Z

Three-lot subdivide sought west of Solon

SOLON– City council members asked the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission to review a modest rezoning request within the two-mile fringe area.
In January, Jim and Julie Agne of rural Solon, made application to Johnson County seeking to rezone 7.5 acres of land west of Solon from a mix of residential and agricultural to just residential.
Because the property, located off Highway 382 and Polk Avenue, resides within two miles of the city limits, the application was sent to the City of Solon and considered by council members at a March 3 meeting.
The Agnes expect to eventually subdivide the land into three lots, including their own residence, noted City Administrator Cami Rasmussen. The city requested and received a concept plan depicting two, approximately two-acre lots accessible off Country Place Road.
City Engineer Dave Schechinger reported the parcel is located just on the edge of the one-mile fringe in respect to future land use. The one-mile area is suitable for more density, he said, with perhaps smaller lots. Schechinger indicated it would be good for the P&Z to take a look at the application.
Jim Agne, also attending the virtual meeting, explained he was not in a hurry, but was getting his “ducks in a row” for a future subdivision potentially utilized by family members.
Council member Dan O’Neil said while the parcel was small, it would be worth getting input from P&Z members.
Mayor Steve Stange asked if any council members were opposed, and none spoke.
The Agne application will be reviewed at a March 30 P&Z meeting, Rasmussen noted.