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Overland Park city council votes against rezoning to allow townhomes behind vacant Incred-A-Bowl

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 23:28:11-04

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park city council voted down a developer's proposal Monday night to rezone land to build townhouses behind the vacant Incred-A-Bowl.

Some members of the city council shared the same concerns as nearby homeowners at Monday night's meeting.

People living in the single-family homes opposed the proposal for the vacant land at 8500 W. 151st Street.

Their main concern was they did not believe the Incred-A-Bowl owner has proven to be a good landlord.

He’s amassed 250 pages of code violations since taking over the property.

Violations range from broken windows in the building, potholes in the parking lot, allowing semi trucks to park there overnight, and more.

The owner wanted to build five townhouse buildings, totaling 18 units, in an empty green space behind the Incred-A-Bowl building.

The proposal did not make any changes to the Incred-A-bowl building itself. The entertainment venue closed in 2015.

The current owner purchased the property in 2016 and its been empty since.