Overland Park approves plan for new apartments and grocery store

An apartment building and a new grocery store will benefit from excellent visibility on Metcalf Avenue in part of the Southglen Center.

Overland Parks City Council has approved an application by BK Properties to rezone the property at the northeast corner of 121st Street and Metcalf Avenue.

The developer, a partnership led by Kansas City-based Block Real Estate Services LLC, wants to build a five-story, 341-unit apartment building on 7.96 acres and a 19,559-square-foot grocery store. The location is sandwiched between Metcalf Avenue and Blue Valley North High School and east of the Overland Crossing Mall.

Two flats in the southern part of the Southglen Center will be removed, including the site of the former Southglen 12 theaters, which then operated as a 24-hour fitness centre. Plans call for more than 100,000 square feet to remain untouched , and the rest of the mall will remain accessible via 119th Street.

Residents and guests would access apartments and the grocery store from a four-way intersection on Metcalf Avenue in addition to Southglen’s 119th Street access point, according to city documents.

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