February 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Dozens of residents are fighting the proposed expansion of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, saying it's too close to their neighborhood. The hospital wants city permission for a new building of private in-patient rooms. The 721,237-square-foot building would be staggered in height. In the front the building would be two stories tall and then rise five stories in the back. The shortest part of the building would be 50 feet away from the nearest backyard.