The Overland Park City Council on Monday night approved final development plans for an assisted-living facility to be located on 76th Street and Antioch Road.
An existing church and parking lot will be torn down to allow construction. The 85,549-square-foot assisted-living facility will have 125 beds and will be two to three stories in height.
To address concerns of neighbors living in nearby single-family homes who are worried about headlights from the parking lot spilling into their windows at night, the council requested that the applicant, Mainstreet Properties Group LLC, also build a six-foot wood and masonry fence to act as a barrier.
Plans also were made for the former Hy-Vee grocery store location on 91st on Monday evening. The grocery store had closed last year when a larger Hy-Vee was built on 95th Street and Antioch Road.
The city council approved rezoning of the lot to allow an indoor storage facility to be constructed.
The applicant, TKG StorageMart LP, plans to reuse the former Hy-Vee building as office space. It also plans to build a new 33,000-square-foot storage building to the north in the existing parking lot and a 9,900-square-foot building to the west.
Although the council unanimously approved the rezoning, one councilman said he was initially hesitant to give his stamp of approval when he first heard about the project.
“At first, I was disappointed to find out a storage unit was proposed for that location,” said Ward Two Councilman Curt Skoog. “But they (the applicant) have put together a design that I now support, much to my surprise. My only concern is that since there is such a demand for this product, the likelihood of this facility ever changing in the future is low.”
Also at the meeting, the city council unanimously approved its annual comprehensive plan and official street map.