The Edison sails through planning commission review despite concerns of downtown OP homeowners
A new mixed-use development that would include office space, multiple eateries and a courtyard designed as a community gathering space got the unanimous approval of the Overland Park Planning Commission Monday despite concerns from several neighbors about the project’s appropriateness for the downtown area.
Freightquote founder and former CEO Tim Barton has been working to put the project, called The Edison, together for more than a year, purchasing retail properties along 80th Street as well as the Overland Park Presbyterian Church to allow for a multi-faceted modern development.
But parts of the project, including a five-story office building and a courtyard with a large video screen, have elicited objections from a number of residents of the surrounding neighborhood. Around a dozen people spoke during the public hearing at yesterday’s meeting, where the planning commission was tasked with reviewing Barton’s development plan.
Earlier reporting on this development