Overland Park planning commission advances Brookridge rezoning despite concerns about flooding, traffic

The developer’s attorney showed the planning commission a rendering of a portion of the project near the intersection of 103rd Street and Antioch.

Despite homeowners’ concerns about the construction schedule, traffic congestion, and increased flooding potential along Indian Creek, the Overland Park Planning Commission on a 7-3 vote Monday advanced Curtin Property Company’s latest rezoning proposal for the $1.8 billion Brookridge redevelopment.

Charlotte O’Hara, who ran for Overland Park mayor last year, argued that the city should not be using public finance incentives to support new retail.

The rezoning request now heads to the city council at its May 7 meeting.

Attorney John Petersen, who is representing Curtin on the project, explained how the updates to the project would add a retail component to the southeast corner of the intersection of 103rd Street and Antioch. That land currently has single-family homes and had not been slated for redevelopment in the previously approved version.