TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A federal halfway house in Topeka is being kicked back the Topeka Planning Commission before it has a chance of opening.
Topeka City Council discussed and agreed that the permit to open the halfway house was not thoroughly looked over.
The council voted 9-1 to send it back.
The permit would allow a halfway building near the Kansas Expocentre on 2035 S.W. Western Ave.
A developer’s plan would remodel an existing house for a 45 bed facility, just 200 feet from the Kansas Expocentre’s grounds.
Last month the Shawnee County Commissioners voted against the permit 3-2.