We’ve had a couple of readers inquire over the past few days about that status of the Mission Chateau project. According to the Tutera Group’s Ryan Fischer, the company doesn’t have a date set at this point to begin demolition of Mission Valley Middle School and start construction of the new senior living community. When the Prairie Village City Council in January approved the special use permit needed for the project to move forward, Joe Tutera said that the best-case scenario would have groundbreaking within six month.
A hearing is set for September 2 in the area homeowners’ case against the city of Prairie Village. “MVS [the company that officially owns Mission Chateau] expects that the case can be decided on summary judgment and that the Court will rule that the City properly granted the special use permit,” Fischer wrote. He noted that, because Judge Thomas Sutherland denied the homeowners’ request for a temporary injunction, there is nothing stopping Tutera from proceeding with construction.
Meanwhile, many area residents are keeping an eye on real estate signs popping up in the Mission Valley area. Two of the plaintiffs in the case, Steve and Alice Carman, have vacated their Delmar Street house and moved to Austin, Tex., where Steve was relocated in his job with Husch Blackwell. A few doors down from the Carmans’ old house, Larson Construction has purchased the property at the corner of Delmar and Somserset and has a sign in the yard that says “Build to Suit.”