Update 1/10/18 – The Overland Park Planning Commission recommended approval on Monday for Sky Real Estate’s mixed-use project. The 77,250-square-foot storage facility is expected to be built north of the 108-room hotel. The permitting process is anticipated to extend through the spring, with a ground-breaking in the summer, according to the source.
The retail-center component of the project is expected to comprise 8,600 square feet, while the sit-down restaurant and fast-food eatery are planned for 5,600 and 2,500 square feet, respectively.
“This is one of the most troubled sites in Overland Park,” Korb Maxwell, an attorney representing the developer, told the commission. “So, bringing forward a bright new future for it that has development like you see here—first-class, high-quality, modern, class-A retail, hotel and storage—seems like an excellent use given its location.”
Commissioner Mike Flanagan was among the planners who agreed with Maxwell’s assessment, calling the site “one of the key intersections in the city” that’s needed “some improvement for many years.”
A request by Sky Real Estate for tax-increment finance and community-improvement district incentives is expected to be reviewed by the city council’s Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee on Jan. 31.
10/11/2017 – Developer Wes Grammer of Sky Real Estate LLC submitted a proposal last week to build a mixed-use project in Overland Park, Kans., that will comprise self-storage, a hotel, and retail and restaurants. The plans for the property at 7240 Shawnee Mission Parkway include demolition of an existing Ramada Inn, according to the source.
The three-story storage facility facing 62nd Street would comprise 25,750 square feet. It would be east of a four-story hotel, which would face Shawnee Mission Parkway. An additional three structures, ranging in size from 5,000 to 6,100 square feet, would be placed along the southern edge of the parcel.
The storage facility will require a zoning change. Icon Architecture and engineering firm Olsson Associates have been contracted to work on the proposal, which will be heard by the Overland Park Planning Commission next month, the source reported.
Last spring, Sky Real Estate filed a zoning request for another self-storage project in the state. Grammer faced opposition to converting an empty warehouse in the River Market neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan. The property at 417 Grand Blvd. sits on a corner across from the Arabia Steamboat Museum and east of the historic City Market, a farmer’s market that also contains restaurants and retailers.
The former chief development officer for Legacy Development, Grammer is also converting the seven-story American Electric Co. building in St. Joseph, Kan., to 140 apartments.
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