Overland Park mayor casts deciding vote to grant more than $200 million in tax incentives to Brookridge developer

An architects’ rendering of the planned multi-use development on the Brookridge golf course site.

Developers of the Brookridge project in Overland Park won a close but decisive victory Monday night as the city council approved a public finance package worth more than $200 million for the northwest corner of the 200-acre development.

The decision was made after four hours of discussion in which 25 people spoke mostly to oppose the mixed-use development on the golf course and clubhouse property. Mayor Carl Gerlach cast the final vote that put the question over the top with a required supermajority of nine votes.