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At this time the greatest concern of note is The Shawnee County Planning Commission and Go Topeka’s intention of rezoning over six square miles of rural residential land surrounding the Montara Neighborhood for Industrial, Retail Commercial and Office use only. The proposed zoning area, if passed as offered, would leave Montara proper still residential, but would also leave Montara a mile deep in the middle of this industrial zone.
Specific details concerning what would become of the local community here, if this zoning area is passed, have largely been left unanswered. There are meetings scheduled at the Washburn Rural High School Library January 30 and February 1, 2012, and a meeting scheduled at Pauline South Elentary Cafeteria February 6, 2012. These meeting are all scheduled from 4PM to 7PM. On February 20, 2012 there is a scheduled a Shawnee County Planning Commission Public Hearing at the Washburn Rural Middle School Cafeteria starting at 6PM.