Chamber Blog

Council Approves Final Plan for New Office Building & Apartments at Park Place

Plans are moving forward to construct a new 50,000 square foot office building on the eastern end of the 1.2 million square foot Park Place development, as well as a new 120,000 square foot apartment building with 81 units and a parking garage. A tenant for the 50,000 square foot office building has been secured. Look for an announcement on that in the coming weeks....

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City Council Approves Change to Multi-Family Ordinance

In response to changes in consumer preferences, the Leawood City Council approved an ordinance change that gives more flexibility to multi-family developers regarding the mix of unit sizes in their project. The new ordinance maintains the current minimum unit size of 750 square feet, but moves the average unit size for at least 80% of the units down from 1,000...

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Leawood Police Receive AAA Platinum Award

The Leawood Police Department was recognized with their 5th consecutive AAA Platinum award for their Community Traffic Safety efforts. This is the highest award achievable. The award was presented to Leawood Police Chief Troy Rettig by representatives of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Leawood is one of 16 communities in Kansas to receive the Platinum...

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Ongoing Improvements to Mission Road

Over the next four years, Mission Road will undergo many enhancements. Resurfacing will take place between 85th and 95th streets, and sidewalks will be constructed on the Leawood side of Mission. The City of Leawood and the City of Prairie Village are teaming together on these improvements through an Interlocal Agreement with the Board of County Commissions of...

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National “Take Back Day” a Success

The growing opioid crisis necessitates an ongoing need to educate the public about the danger of abusing medications. This includes promoting awareness of the importance of proper disposal of unwanted and unused medications. Such work is an important element of DEA-backed drug Take Back days. The Leawood Police Department conducted its most-recent Take Back day on...

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Coldwater Creek Returns to Town Center

Coldwater Creek, the popular clothing and accessories retailer, will be returning to Town Center Plaza. Slated to open this summer at 4804 W. 119th Street, the retailer is receiving an outpouring of support on social media channels regarding its re-opening. Coldwater Creek first posted the re-opening news on its Facebook page on April 25. The company, which is now...

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