The planning commission in Overland Park, Kan., will continue to mull a rezoning request that would make way for a $350 million mixed-use project in the Kansas City suburb.
The group voted Monday to unanimously to delay a decision on the project until Jan. 14. That allows more time to analyze and address neighbors’ concerns about the development, which would include 588,5000 square feet of office space, 32,000 square feet of retail space and more than 1,500 apartment units.
Overland Park planning staff have recommended against rezoning, citing concerns about the density of the apartment complex, the height of the buildings in proximity to single-family homes and the rerouting of a stream corridor to accommodate the project.
Ken Block, the managing principal of Block Real Estate Services LLC, which would lead the proposed development partnership, said relocating the stream corridor shouldn’t be an issue and that he wants to create “something special” with the project.