UG Commission to consider planning and zoning items tonight

The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. May 29 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, lobby level, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.

Several planning and zoning items are on the agenda.

Agenda items include:

– Change of zone application from planned townhouse district to planned nonretail business district for the continuation of a day care center, Exploring Minds Academy, at 3112 S. 51st St. Request from Meghan Carlile.
– Special use permit renewal for the temporary use of land for an office trailer at 6721 Kansas Ave. Request from Michael W. Hale.
– Special use permit for three horses, one pony five goats and 13 to 15 chickens at 8127 and 8149 Kansas Ave. Request by Fernando M. Juarez.
– Renewal of a special use permit for temporary use of land for industrial purposes to park two trucks at 226 N. 72nd St. Request from Yvonne and Steve Ferguson.
– Special use permit for a substance use disorder treatment center at 1205 N. 64th Terrace. Request from Beverly Metcalf with Mirror Inc. The location is Fairview Baptist Church building, north of State Avenue. The planning commission has unanimously recommended it for denial after some opposition from nearby business and residential owners. Mirror had another application in for a site at the Salvation Army that apparently was preferred earlier by some residents.
– – Special use permit application for a substance use disorder treatment center at 6711 State Ave. Beverly Metcalf of Mirror Inc. made the request. The planning commission recommended it for approval on a 5-2 vote. The location is a building on the Salvation Army campus on State Avenue.
– – Renewal and expansion of a special use permit for modular classrooms for Eugene Ware School, 4820 Oakland Ave.
– An ordinance authorizing the issuance of not more than $34 million of taxable industrial revenue bonds, Village West Apartments LLC, Northpoint Development.

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Change announced in weekend coverage for 47th Street Crisis Clinic

With the recent opening of the new Rainbow Services Inc. that provides 24/7 crisis stabilization resources, Saturday, May 31, will be the last weekend day that Wyandot Center’s Crisis Clinic at 1301 N. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan., will be open weekends.

After May 31, the 47th Street Crisis Clinic will continue to serve clients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For crises experienced after-hours or on weekends, Wyandotte County residents can call the 24-hour Crisis Line at 913-788-4200. Families with youth in crisis can access nearby emergency rooms.

Wyandotte County adults, 18 and older, can go to Rainbow Services, Inc., 2205 W. 36th Ave., Kansas City, Kan. (just east of 36th and Rainbow Blvd.). Rainbow Services provides crisis stabilization services 24/7 that include a Sobering Unit, Crisis Observation Unit and Crisis Stabilization Unit.

Rainbow Services is affiliated with Wyandot Center in partnership with Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center (RADAC), Johnson County Mental Health Center and Kansas Department of Disabilities and Aging Services (KDADS). For more information about Rainbow Services, Inc., call 913-956-5620.

– Information from Wyandot Inc.

Youth Entrepreneurs hold Final Flyers celebration

Youth Entrepreneurs will hold the final round of its annual business competition and recognition celebration on Thursday, May 29, in Wichita, Kan.

A total of 16 students from Greater Kansas City, southwest Kansas and Wichita will compete.

Before the finals, students wrote business plans, presented them and competed at the classroom and regional levels.

Regional winners received up to $1,000 that can be used for higher education or business capital.

Students competing for the top prize of $2,500 in capital funds include these from Wyandotte County: Rachel Rocha, Bishop Ward High School; and Josh Stramel, Washington High School.