95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

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Demolition Permit issued.

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From the Shawnee Mission Post:

Overland Park commission OKs rezoning for proposal to turn former Sears building into 164K square foot office
Neighbor happy with new plan, commissioners disappointed
Carmen Linderman-Van Booven, who owns a home in the neighborhood adjacent to the property, told the commission she was grateful that the multi-story apartment building was no longer part of the plan, and that she felt the new plan was more in line with what people in the neighborhood had been hoping for.

“I felt like it was a huge win,” Linderman-Van Booven said of the new proposal. “Somebody’s listening. We don’t need another huge apartment building that for Overland Park is a high rise…This seems a little bit more in line with what is around in that area.”

However, a handful of commissioners expressed disappointment with the move away from the original mixed-use vision that had been pitched for the site, which were more in line with the kinds of projects recommended by the city’s Vision Metcalf and Forward OP planning processes.

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“I’m truly wish that the Vision Metcalf and our Forward OP initiatives had a bigger impact on the development of this site,” said Commissioner Janie Thacker, who said she hoped that the site could eventually become for pedestrian friendly and less car centric.

Commissioner Kip Strauss shared similar frustrations, suggesting the project was indistinct and banal.

“It just seems like every other kind of suburban development with the outparcels and I would have expected more of a campus environment with green space and a courtyard and connecting the office with the restaurants,” Strauss said. “It doesn’t seem very imaginative. I would hope we would get more imaginative developments moving forward in other parts of the city.”

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Disappointment indeed. New proposal doesn't change the character of the site in the least.

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It's not all Commercial Office,Daycare not open 24/7.

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Whataburger - 2 items on the Planning Commission consent agenda for Mon 12 July:
Revised Preliminary Plan - PDP2021-00020
Final Development Plan - DEV2021-00057

The first one has the drawings and such attached.

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going by 95th Street and Metcalf Ave.

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mgsports wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:52 pm
going by 95th Street and Metcalf Ave.
So, somewhere

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It's going right at that intersection.

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Across the street (Metcalf) from Taco Bell

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No by 95 Metcalf South sign.

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Both items postponed to the next Planning Commission Meeting, 9 Aug 2021.

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97 Metcalf also on next Meeting among others.
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Chick-fil-a is progressing - building is up.

The former automotive center is a pile of rubble now.

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