Central Square (95th & Metcalf)

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Redevelopment proposal of Metcalf South and 95 West, happening in the middle of Overland Park.

Plans unveiled for massive mixed-use at 95th and Metcalf

“Redevelopers of Metcalf South and 95 West plan to give the 63-acre site of the dead shopping centers new life as Central Square — a mix of 500,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and entertainment space; 56,000 square feet of offices; and 450 luxury apartments.”


Unfortunately, this seems to stray quite far from the Vision Metcalf plan.

There is a quite interesting counterproposal to the plan.

Just when you thought this plan couldn’t get more depressing…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Walmart

“A recently submitted preliminary development plan for the $320 million Central Square mixed-use project in Overland Park adds credence to what many have been predicting all along: that the project will be anchored by a Walmart store.”

OP shows a spine!

Developers of $320M Central Square urged to think outside the big box

"The developers of Central Square, the proposed $320 million mixed-use redevelopment of the shuttered Metcalf South and 95 West shopping centers, defended a 177,000-square-foot big-box anchor store planned for the project as a necessary evil.

The big-box store, which is proposed near the southeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue, where Metcalf South now stands, was the focus of a city staff recommendation that the Overland Park Planning Commission recommend denial of rezoning for Central Square."

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article31523825.html

This seems drastic. I wonder if they are really shelving the whole thing, or bluffing.

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Seems like they could have built a similar development to what they proposed, if they were open to densifying it in the future.

Developers may backfill dead Metcalf shopping centers