A redevelopment plan for the 30 acres around the Metcalf South shopping center jumped through its final hoop Monday night, with approval from the Overland Park City Council.
The final development plan for the $80 million project includes construction of a Lowe’s home improvement store and small retailers. Additionally, the Metcalf South Mall, one of the area’s oldest shopping centers, would largely be demolished.
Although the Metcalf South plan was not discussed before approval, Mayor Carl Gerlach invited project developer Owen Buckley, president of Lane4 Property Group, to the podium to receive congratulations from council members.
Buckley pledged to keep them apprised of construction timetables. At an August meeting, developers said they hoped to have the Lowe’s store open in spring 2018.
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