Apartments for ‘active adults’ 55 and older will replace vacant office building on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway

Fairway Corporate Center

On Monday night, the Fairway City Council approved a redevelopment agreement to turn the aging and vacant Fairway Corporate Center in the 4200 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway, above, into a 221-unit, high-end apartment complex aimed at "active adults" who are 55 and older. The council also approved a resolution to approve up to $27 million in industrial revenue bonds for the project. File image.

The Fairway City Council on Monday night took further steps toward bringing a proposed $65 million “active adult” apartment complex to fruition at the vacant Fairway Office Park in the 4200 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway.

The council passed an ordinance (on pg. 72 of this linked document) by a 6-2 vote adopting a redevelopment plan and approving a redevelopment agreement for the project. A two-thirds vote, or supermajority, was required to pass the ordinance.