Overland Park homeowners concerned about proposed 6-story apartment complex

Posted at 9:52 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 23:20:20-04

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sorrento Place is a proposed $120 million, six-story, 500-unit apartment complex with over 900 parking spaces. Homeowners who live nearby say it’s too much. 

Mary Coffman lives about a mile from the site on the corner of 127th and Metcalf.

“We think that the size is too mammoth really, for that particular area,” Coffman said. “We’re just concerned about what it’s going to do to the nice neighborhoods we have right now.”

The city of Overland Park told 41 Action News that Kansas state law requires developers notify everyone within 200-feet of a proposed project. Coffman says the closest homeowner is 211 feet from the site. 

Homeowners also don’t feel that the required signs were visible enough. Coffman added they, “Didn’t clearly state that it was a rezoning application for a six-story apartment building.”

Price Brothers, the developer of Sorrento Place, argues this is only a continuation of other nearby apartments and that the criticism is not related to the quality of the design. They also hosted a community meeting over the weekend. 

“We’d still like to see the project be condensed down to three stories,” Coffman said.

Monday night, the city council considered the rezoning application for Sorrento Place.