Roeland Park council approves city boundary change for the first time since 1959

Jay Senter - December 3, 2019 9:00 am
The Roeland Park city council approved a slight modification of the city limits last month.

The Roeland Park city council in November adopted a resolution changing the city boundary for the first time in 60 years.

“Roeland Park just got a little bigger,” Mayor Mike Kelly said.

When a city boundary is changed by the addition or exclusion of land, Kansas state law requires that city to declare, via a resolution, a city boundary before Dec. 31. This year, Roeland Park annexed 1.269 acres of land at the northeast corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive.

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Following the sale of the lot to Sunflower Medical Group for $1.2 million, Roeland Park had to annex a portion of the lot owned by the city of Mission. The lot was also rezoned from single family residential to planned office to accommodate for the 30,000 square-foot, two-story medical office building.

The city boundary resolution passed unanimously and with no discussion.

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