JoCo Housing Showdown: Overland Park Fights 'High Density' Apartments

Right now we share a quick peek at suburban "evolution" amid an American crisis.

Here's a quick peek at suburbanites cautiously trying to protest an upcoming development without seeming too racist . . .

Group members have put up signs scattered throughout the area reading, “STOP HIGH DENSITY APARTMENTS.”

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Proposed apartment complex sparks conflict in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) - A proposed apartment complex on a 17.5-acre property is stirring up conflict in Overland Park. "As housing costs have gone up and everybody knows that it's getting harder and harder to have home ownership be attainable, what we seek to provide is a quality style housing option," Brandon Brensing, VP of Development for the project's developer, Ryan Companies, said.

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Overland Park City Council sends controversial development back to commission

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - After a more than five-hour meeting, the Overland Park City Council voted early Tuesday morning to send a 446-unit development at 135 th Street and Antioch Road back to the planning commission. October is the earliest the development by Ryan Companies can be seen there.