Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Overland Park Against EPIC Apartments

This zoning battle is a low-key suburban fight against the future as homeowners push back against renters with the help of politicos torn betwixt patrons, opportunity and pesky voters.

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Overland Park City Council sends development plan back to committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Overland Park City Council meeting wrapped up shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday after much debate over a proposed apartment complex. The meeting started at 7:30 p.m. Monday night at the Overland Park Convention Center. The meeting was moved to accommodate the public while allowing social distancing.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great concept in an area that is receptive to this type of development. High quality apartments targeted at empty-nester type residents literally on top of a retail/restaurant area with a movie theater. For those that can't drive, this is perfect. I get some of the complaints from neighbors - it's a big change - but I think the desirability of the area (and property values) will surge as people look for walkable neighborhoods.

Big bonus for OP/Leawood is if they can make the sidewalks safer/more accessible for these corridors to get to Ranchmart. Right now, sidewalks have no buffer with 95th street or Mission Road.

The Real News.....Not The MSM Bullshit said...

OP caved to some NIMBY assholes.

This is a great plan and offers housing in line with what the neighborhoods have to offer.

Anonymous said...

"Mission Gateway" anyone...

Anonymous said...

apparently 10:59 isn't familiar with the area. There's a demand for the apartments (elder living) and funding (Regnier family). The project will get done in some form. The neighborhood will be better for it.

Anonymous said...

Any idea if the movie theater will survive?

Anonymous said...

Is there any covenant in place regarding the skin pigmentation of the apartment residents?

The Real News.....Not The MSM Bullshit said...

Yes there is 1:01. Stupid ass blacked heart assholes such as yourself will not be allowed to live there.

12:31 The apartments will be advertised for older, but still active adults, ages 55 and up. He hopes to attract seniors to live in the area who could walk to the neighboring businesses, restaurants and Glenwood Arts movie theater.

Anonymous said...

Area is not walkable now and this project would have made it worse. Traffic on 95th forms a barrier that makes walking from RM North to RM South and vice versa difficult. Parking lots on both sides are highly congested which makes walking dangerous. This needs to be addressed and plan scaled back so it fits in with character of neighborhood. Those who think this was a great project are not familiar with the area. Has nothing to do with being anti-apartment.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 2:40. This isn't an apartment issue. I live down the street and neighbors in the immediate area are concerned about a large building in their backyard. For someone living a couple blocks away though - I think it's a good idea. There's demand and the developers have shown they do quality builds. Ranchmart North and South are family owned and they care about the legacy their parents started with these shopping centers. A bit more density in this area will help drive more restaurants and shops.

Only hope is they address sidewalks and walking to neighboring areas. Ideally, people would like to ride a bike or walk. It looks like Rarchmart North will be having a setoff for the Mission Rd sidewalk in their redevelopment. This will become more of a community asset if they help address this issue

PS Would love to see 95th St. between Mission and Lee Blvd. moved down to 2 lanes, center turn lane, and expand the sidewalks. Just like PV did on Mission North of 75th St. Would only be deterring Missouri traffic using 95th as an alternative to 435 which is a win in my book!!!!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't make sense for Regier's to present a project that is unpopular with the customers that support Ranch Mart.

Anonymous said...

4:38 - I think the message is it is popular with the area. The only people I've seen opposing it are those that live VERY close to Ranchmart.

Anonymous said...

To y why KSHB? You and Lezak butt buddies?