April 4, 2014 5:40 PM

Crossroads battle pits hotel vs. billboard

Jason Swords is working on a deal for a 110-room Hilton Home2 Suites on behalf of Overland Park-based True North Hotel Group. The five-story hotel is being proposed for the almost vacant southeast corner of 20th and Main streets along the downtown streetcar route. Towering in the way, however, is a billboard owned by Lamar Advertising. The sign is protected by a “perpetual” visual easement that says nothing can obstruct its view.

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