With demand for offices falling, Leawood weighs changes to mixed-use project guidelines

Park Place buildings

Developers urged Leawood to require less office space for mixed-use. Above, apartments at Leawood's Park Place — an example of a current mixed-use development. File photo.

Things may soon change for developers hoping to bring mixed-use projects to Leawood.

This fall, the city of Leawood received a letter from several developers voicing concerns that the city’s development mixed-use guidelines require too much office space — making it more difficult to bring more projects like the East Village and Oxford Promenade developments to the growing 135th Street corridor.

At a work session this month, the Leawood City Council and city staff discussed how to potentially address those concerns.