Downtown Overland Park

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Downtown Overland Park

Post by FangKC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:32 pm

Despite neighbors' concerns, $48.5M mixed-use project moves forward in OP

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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.
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Earlier reporting on this development

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Re: Downtown Overland Park

Post by grovester » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:17 pm

We drove by this area yesterday to try and locate exactly where it was. Odd spot we had never been, south of the market and just east of the pavilion where they have festivals.

Is the church empty? If so, this would be quite a dead zone most of the time. The adjacent residential seems out of place with it's surrounds, so I'm not surprised they're bitching.

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Re: Downtown Overland Park

Post by flyingember » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:32 pm

It does show OP gets it that they can’t just be a single family homes suburb.

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Re: Downtown Overland Park

Post by grovester » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm

I'm all for it, though I'm sure there will be growing pains. The home values adjacent will skyrocket. Wish I had bought there way back when.

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Re: Downtown Overland Park

Post by kboish » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:56 pm

We need to get the Strang Line going again.

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Re: Downtown Overland Park

Post by flyingember » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:47 am

kboish wrote:We need to get the Strang Line going again.
In the bus to train model, we could beef up the current 403 route first and see if ridership approves along it.

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