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Undeveloped development vacated
Planned subdivision never materialized
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On Monday morning, the Barton County Commission approved vacating the Cheyenne Estates II Subdivision, a planned housing development northeast of Great Bend that never materialized.

On March 27, 1984, the commission adopted a plat establishing Cheyenne Estates II, said County Counselor Patrick Hoffman. However, the property changed hands two years ago and the new owners have other plans, so they asked that the subdivision be vacated. 

The county’s Board of Zoning Appeals met March 9, said Environmental Manager Judy Goreham, who worked with Hoffman on this matter. It has signed off on the change and there were no objections from surrounding landowners. 

The 5-acre tract was platted with lots surrounding a cul-de-sac located at NE 10 Avenue and NE 40 Road. However, it remains zoned for agriculture.

There is a Cheyenne Estates I adjoining the site. It is an established subdivision.

“We probably have a lot of these things hanging out there,” District 5 Commissioner Jennifer Schartz said. She was referring to land platted for development that remains undeveloped.

“There is a lot of stuff like that,” Goreham said. Examples include areas surrounding the communities of Beaver and Redwing that are laid out to be a part of those towns but remain nothing but farm ground.