Overland Park TAP Findings – Public Presentation April 23
Please join us on April 23 @ 5:30pm when the TAP panel (listed below) will present their findings to the public. Following the presentation will be Q & A. There is no cost to attend this presentation.
Within 6 weeks of this presentation a written report will released on this website. The focus of the study is outlined below.
Overland Park is a regional employment center with a strong metropolitan concentration of jobs located along the College Boulevard Corridor. Major corporate citizens are located in this stretch drawing employees from all over the metro. This employment center is one of the two single largest concentration of jobs; rivaling the downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri. This strong presence is an attraction to corporate business travelers. Because of this, the City of Overland Park built a convention and conference center with a hotel at College Avenue and Lamar Avenue visible to the many travelers on I-435. This public investment has been and continues to be successful.
- Dominique Davison – DRAW (co-chair)
- Leah Fitzgerald – VanTrust (co-chair)
- Jeff Bennett – McCownGordon Construction
- Andy Crimmins – Crossroads Retail Group
- Christal Watson – WYCO KCK
- Chip Walsh – Sustainable Development
- Judd Claussen – Phelps Engineering
- Nick Christopher – Gould Evans
- Scott Bingham – BBN Architects
- Steve Foutch – Foutch Brothers
- Zach Flanders – KCK planning dept
Questions to be Addressed by the Panel:
- Land Uses: What redevelopment options are there for the 10.25 acre parking lot north of the Convention Center? Redevelopment should incorporate a mix of economically viable land uses that will support business and leisure travelers and employees along the corridor in a walkable 18-hour environment. Additionally, the concept should include a parking strategy to support the new development along with the parking needs of the Convention Center and the Sheraton Hotel.
- Business Attraction: What strategies are needed to attract restaurant, retail and entertainment options to this location? Strategies could include financial incentives, zoning code modifications, mobility needs and ownership/management policies, etc.
What is the financial commitment that the City can expect to bring a plan to reality? What would be the expected return on investment? What partnership scenarios should be considered?