Overland Park council thinks redevelopment of convention center parking lot could revive College Boulevard ‘dead zone’

Overland Park leaders think the Overland Park Convention Center parking lot could be an opportunity to develop entertainment options for what has been described as a “dead zone” for fun.

With spring and an approved concept plan, Overland Park officials said Monday they’re eager to take the first steps toward an improved College Boulevard corridor they hope will bring life back to what is becoming an entertainment dead zone.

Council members endorsed the first action steps of their new College and Metcalf corridor plan, allowing staff to start work on it as early as this month. Some members were particularly enthusiastic to take a look at how the convention center parking lot could be better used.