Peoria P&Z denies appeal against new BASIS school expansion; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents BASIS

By Philip Haldiman | YourWestValley

A popular Peoria charter school is opening a new campus this month after the city rejected an appeal by an adjacent office complex complaining it would cause more traffic.

The Planning and Zoning Commission denied an appeal of the new BASIS school site plan at Lake Pleasant Parkway and Yearling Road by neighboring Plaza Del Lago Professional Condominium Association, which claimed the increased student population of 1,000 will lead to high traffic volume in the Plaza Del Lago Professional Center, 9772-9844 W. Yearling Road.

The commission voted 4-1 to oppose the appeal, with Chairman Shawn Hutchinson the sole supporter.