Lot at 47th and Mission likely to be subject of new application to continue temporary parking

Colby Capital now owns the lot at 47th and Mission Road across from Taco Republic.
Colby Capital now owns the lot at 47th and Mission Road across from Taco Republic.

The owner of a lot at the corner of 47th Street and Mission Road on the Roeland Park side of the street, is expected to file a new special use permit (SUP) to continue to use the site for parking.

City staff said Monday that the new owner of the property plans to comply with conditions of a current permit that requires the lot be cleaned up of concrete, asphalt and other debris not needed for parking or access. The site is now owned by Colby Capital which is headed by Tyler Oliver.

The SUP now in effect runs until February of 2017, but the number of allowable parking spaces drops from 34 to 12 on Aug. 3. That is the same date by which the concrete and asphalt must be removed. The corner has been used as overflow parking for Taco Republic across the street since the buildings that occupied the corner were torn down.

Colby is likely to submit a new SUP application to extend the use of the parking until a restaurant partner is found to build on the site, staff indicated. Tyler has said he is planning to build for a restaurant operator as did the previous owner of the lot.

The previous SUP, granted in July 2015, caused some controversy at both the planning commission and city council. The condition of the lot after the demolition led to new restrictions on the demolition and removal of structures.

A new SUP for the property will need a review by the overlay committee for 47th and Mission.