Property owners who make at least $10,000 of improvements that will result in at least a 10 percent increase in value will get an 80 percent rebate on the incremental increase in property taxes over a 10-year period. The revitalization program will be available until March, 2026.
Fairway’s City Council president, Melanie Hepperly, has filed to run for the city’s top elected spot. As of March 20, Wiley, first elected in 2009, had not filed, and he said he has every intention to keep it that way.
Overland Park officials say the CityPlace fire caused between $23 million and $25 million in damage, which includes damage to surrounding houses. The estimate is based on exterior damage and property values.
There are times when it takes us a little bit longer to realize there are brighter days ahead. Rebuilding your life after a loss or major change, such as divorce, can feel intimidating or overwhelming at first. But it also provides you with the space to build something greater.
Last week, the council decided to take the first steps toward Imagine Overland Park, a plan that will eventually guide development and capital improvements for years to come. The approval means city and chamber officials can begin forming a steering committee and start the process of looking for a consultant.
Pauletta Ashby and her son Damian Ashby returned to their Overland Park home Tuesday afternoon near the CityPlace development, only to find everything was burnt and gone. Pauletta recounted how she survived the eight-alarm fire while salvaging few remaining stuffs in the house that are important to her.
Shelly YangThe Kansas City Star
Overland Park woman returns to her burnt-out house near CityPlace development
The day after Overland Park's eight-alarm fire
Five things to know: The Overland Park apartment fire