Decision day on Mission Chateau? Prairie Village Planning Commission expected to vote Tuesday

A recent rendering of Mission Chateau from Mission Road.
A recent rendering of Mission Chateau from Mission Road.
It’s been two full months since the Tutera Group first brought its proposal for the Mission Chateau senior living community before the Prairie Village Planning Commission.

After hours of public comment, weeks of behind the scenes maneuvering, yet another neighborhood meeting, and a round of significant revisions, Tutera — and the public — just might find out whether the plans will garner the Planning Commission’s recommendation for approval tonight.

Maybe.

In anticipation of perhaps the largest crowd yet at a meeting on the controversial proposal — and the extensive public comment session that might come with it — the city of Prairie Village has preemptively reserved space to hold a carryover Planning Commission meeting on Mission Chateau next week should the commission not conclude deliberations on the proposal today.

However, should the Planning Commission vote on the proposal tonight (as it is expected to do), and should it recommend the project for approval by the City Council, the formal “public hearing” on the issue would close, and the Mission Valley area neighbors would be able to begin circulating a protest petition against the project. They would have two weeks from the date of the closure of the public hearing to collect enough signatures to trigger the need for three-fourths of the City Council to vote in favor of the project for it to move forward. The Prairie Village City Council would likely take up the issue in September should it pass the Planning Commission.

Tutera submitted slightly revised plans from those it presented to the commission in July last week.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road.