The Lenexa Planning Commission has unanimously recommended approval of a preliminary plan for Westlake Ace Hardware to open a new store in its home city.

The company is planning to build the new store next to Falcon Plaza on the northwest corner of 101st and Chestnut Streets.

In a presentation Aug. 3 to the city planning commission, Powell Minnis, senior architect with Davidson Architecture and Engineering, said they believe the store is “an appropriate and compatible use” for the surrounding commercial and residential area.

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