Chamber Blog

Council Approves Final Plan for Regents Park Project on 135th

The Leawood City Council had a busy agenda on their Monday, August 12 agenda. In addition to expanding the City’s non-discrimination ordinance (see blog post), several projects received final plan approval, and several changes were made to the City’s ordinances.A major project that will be located on the south side of 135th is Regents Park multi-family development....

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Leawood City Council Expands Non-Discrimination Ordinance

At the Leawood City Council meeting on August 13, 2019, the Leawood City Council voted unanimously to approve an expansion of the city’s ordinance to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Several Council members noted that this had been a priority of the Council set for the current year, but with the support and encouragement of...

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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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