Developer gets more space for parking at 47th and Mission; must file concept plan for site

The buildings at the southeast corner of 47th and Mission Road in Roeland Park came down earlier this month. The now empty lot sits across the street from Taco Republic.
The buildings at the southwest corner of 47th and Mission Road in Roeland Park came down earlier this month. The now empty lot sits across the street from Taco Republic.

A development in progress at the corner of 47th and Mission Road received a little more breathing room to use its now empty lot for parking while it works on a longer term plan for the corner.

The Roeland Park City Council agreed to allow the use of 31 parking spots on the lot at 47th and Mission Road where multiple buildings have been torn down to make way for a new development.

Earlier in March, the council gave developer Tony Krsnich approval to use 12 spaces as part of his existing parking agreement with Taco Republic, which is located directly across the street in Kansas City, Kan., for up to one year. This week Krsnich asked that the limit of 12 spaces not be enforced and that he be allowed to use 31 parking spaces, incorporating off-street parking on the now-leveled parcel. The buildings were demolished the week of March 16.

The new agreement gives Krsnich 90 days to apply for a Special Use Permit (SUP) for continued use of the parking and requires that he file a concept plan by April 13 to address the parking and site use on the property for the midterm. An SUP will need to go through several reviews, including the 47th and Mission Overlay Committee, the Roeland Park Planning Commission and the city council.

The concept plan could call for extended use of the parking area for Taco Republic and the use of the lot for food trucks on a temporary basis. Krsnich told the council earlier this month that he still hopes to develop a restaurant on the site after an earlier plan to partner with Bread & Butter Concepts, the company that owns Taco Republic as well as Urban Table and BRGR in Prairie Village, fell through.