With special meeting tonight, end of Mission Chateau saga could be in sight

A rendering of the new Mission Chateau site plan.
A rendering of the new Mission Chateau site plan.

The amply reworked Mission Chateau senior living community that has been the center of intense controversy in Prairie Village for the past two years appears to be drawing to a close.

The Prairie Village Planning Commission on Wednesday is holding a special meeting to consider approval of the special use permit and the plat needed for the Tutera Group to move forward with the project. After negotiating with Tutera for months, the group of neighborhood homeowners who objected to the original Mission Chateau concepts have entered into an agreement with the company not to protest this new plan should it be approved by the city.

The hearings going before the Planning Commission tonight had initially be scheduled to take place earlier this month as part of the normally scheduled Planning Commission meeting. But an error with the postage machine Tutera used to send out notices of public hearing on the matter to neighborhood homeowners didn’t put enough postage on the letters, leaving doubt as to whether the homeowners had actually been notified of the hearing.

Should the Planning Commission approve the plans, they would be sent to the Prairie Village City Council next month for final approval.

The meeting, which includes the opportunity for members of the public to comment on the plans, is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at Prairie Village City Hall.