Ten years later, a look at where Vision Metcalf’s recommendations for northern Overland Park stand

Construction has been a constant presence in Downtown Overland Park the past several years as developers have worked to put in new residential and mixed-use projects.

In 2008, the Overland Park city council adopted Vision Metcalf, a broad strokes guide to how Kansas’s second-largest city could set about revitalize the aging thoroughfare that cuts through its heart, connecting burgeoning development south of I-435 with its established neighborhoods in the north.

It laid out a series of ambitious goals: Creating a series of unique destinations that mixed commercial, retail and residential property; connecting different pockets along the corridor with improved transportation infrastructure; making walking easier and more pleasant; and expanding green space with new parks and plazas.