Prairie Village council gives approval to plan for luxury condos on south edge of Meadowbrook property

A rendering of the south elevation of the Capella development.
A rendering of the south elevation of the Capella development.

The Meadowbrook park and redevelopment plan has already spurred the rejuvenation of part of neighboring properties.

The owners of the land at 5200 W. 94th Terrace on Monday brought forward a plan to build a three-story, six-unit luxury condominium building before the Prairie Village City Council. The council unanimously approved their request to have the land rezoned from CP-2 (Planned General Business) to MXD (Mixed Use) as well as the plat for the project, following the recommendations of the Planning Commission.

The land sits adjacent to a planned south exit from the park that planners added in the middle of negotiations after concerns emerged about traffic flow along exits on Roe and Nall Avenues. At present the site houses a red-brick office building.

The new condo development will be called Capella, named after the brightest star in the constellation Auriga. The owners told the council that they did not have pricing for the units solidified at this point, but that they would be high-end availabilities. The units are planned to feature moveable glass walls that will open up to provide views of the park property.

Each unit will feature a north deck that overlooks the new Meadowbrook park.
Each unit will feature a north deck that overlooks the new Meadowbrook park.