Chamber Blog

Active Development Projects in Leawood

The Planning Commission has recommended approval of the Final Plan for Three Hallbrook Place, a four-story 120,000+ square foot office building to be constructed on an 8.46 acre tract located at the south-east corner of College Boulevard and State Line Road. Construction is expected to begin spring of 2020. No tenant for this building has been announced, but there...

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Landscaping Requirement Changes Recommended

Tuesday night, the Leawood Planning Commission sent recommendations to the Leawood City Council on changes to the landscaping requirements for new developments that should greatly improve the survivability rate of trees and shrubs planted in new developments.Spacing requirements between street trees has been increased from 35’ to 40’ and the required density of...

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Average Appraised Value of Homes in Leawood up over 7% from 2018

Many of you have likely gotten your new Johnson County Notices of Appraised Value in the mail, and most have seen an increase. At the March 4 Leawood City Council meeting, Mayor Peggy Dunn reported that the average appraised value of a home in Leawood is now up to $559,380, versus $520,749 in 2018, for a 7.42% increase. Here’s the breakdown for Leawood:23% up 5% or...

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Legislative Breakfast Series – January Recap

The Legislative Breakfast meeting series kicked off on January 26 at the Overland Park Doubletree Hotel. Hosted by JCPPC, which is made up of the nine Johnson County Chambers, plus the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast provides a forum during which area business owners and stakeholders can discuss legislative issues of common importance to...

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Leawood Ranked #1 Best Place to Live in Kansas

Home Snacks, an infotainment website about the nation’s best places to live, has named Leawood as the best place to live in Kansas. Leawood tops the 2019 list of “Best Places to Live in Kansas” which compared 53 cities in Kansas with populations over 5,000. Each city was ranked across a number of criteria from one to 53 (the number of cities), with one being...

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