By Conrad Dudderar
Yukon city planners have approved a request that would allow a church to divide property on Yukon’s south boundary.
The Yukon Planning Commission, at its Sept. 19th meeting, voted 4-0 to recommend approval of a request from Jeff Houpt of Automation Integrated LLC on behalf of Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Resurrection Lutheran is seeking City of Yukon approval to install “curb cuts” on a 20.24-acre property the church owns at 11711 N.W. 10th St.
“Resurrection Lutheran Church would like to split their property on N.W. 10th,” Houpt told commissioners. “That would require two curb cuts.
“I’ve worked with city planning and the city engineer to determine two locations that are suitable for the City of Yukon to do that.”
The undeveloped and unplatted property, next to the Yukon Church, is zoned C-3 (restricted commercial) district.
Resurrection Lutheran Church has some plans for the 10th Street site.
“We are hoping to sell part of the property, so are looking at dividing it into two, 10-acre lots,” Pastor Mark Borseth explained.
“Our long-term plans are to build on the west half of the new property,” Borseth said after the meeting. “With increased building costs, that will not be in the near future. In the meantime, we are doing some updates at our present location.”
Resurrection Lutheran Church has been located on W Vandament for about 67 years, planning commissioners were told.
Commissioners on Sept. 19 reviewed a color-coded map showing the proposed property dividing line, existing driveways on N.W. 10th and proposed driveway spacing from S Yukon Parkway to the Yukon Church property.
Yukon Planning Commission Chairman Bill Baker asked why the proposed curb cut on the west piece of property was moved “all the way over” to the property line.
This was done at the request of the city engineer to align that driveway with Vickery Avenue (south side of N.W. 10th), Houpt responded.