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John Dugan seeks rezoning for one deal and talks with Wal-Mart for another

WICHITA — The planning commission last week voted to recommend city approval for John Dugan to rezone about 50 acres south of Kellogg between 119th and 135th to limited commercial.

"I bought it several years ago to develop," Dugan says of the property, where there’s also a new frontage road.

He could develop it himself or sell it to someone else.

"We've got a couple of things working," Dugan says. But he also has the property listed with J.P. Weigand & Sons.

"I'll go any direction," he says.

"We're just sitting here like everybody else just ready to do something," Dugan says. "We think that will be popular when things start happening."

Dugan also has property in Goddard that Wal-Mart may be interested in.

"We're talking to them," he says of land he has east of Goddard and west of what would be the interchange for the proposed bypass.

"They think that's the new development for commercial," Dugan says of Wal-Mart. But he adds, "Things have slowed down with them."