What’s next in Mission Valley site saga? Likely a renewed push for Mission Chateau, it appears

A rendering of the entrance to the Mission Chateau proposal rejected by the Prairie Village City Council.
A rendering of the entrance to the Mission Chateau proposal rejected by the Prairie Village City Council.

The Prairie Village City Council’s denial of the Mission Chateau senior living proposal has northeast Johnson County residents prognosticating about what could come next in the now multi-year drama surrounding the closing of Mission Valley Middle School.

And from the looks of information the Tutera Group sent to supporters and the media Wednesday, it appears that what’s next may look a good deal like what was just completed: A push for a senior living facility.

Here’s the statement Ryan Fischer of the Tutera Group sent us yesterday:

We are overwhelmed by the support from the community. We express our regret to the over 150 residents that anticipated approval of the plan so they could move into their new homes at Mission Chateau. We remain very pleased that the City Staff, the overwhelming majority of the Planning Commission, and the majority of the City Council share the vision for quality senior living and the appropriateness of the design and scale of Mission Chateau.

Specifically to address the concern of the neighbors, we regret that there was not a better understanding of the changes that have been made. We will continue to work towards closing this gap. We will press forward with our plans to provide quality senior living to Prairie Village.

An email sent to supporters had similar information, with the addition of this line:

We will press forward towards our mutual goal of seeing the vision of Mission Chateau come to fruition: to create the highest quality, state-of-the-art, rental-based Senior Living Community in Prairie Village, offering seniors the choices they desire.

We will be in touch over the coming weeks, and we look forward to seeing you and hearing from you.