May 19, 2002
I received the following letter from Pam Hankins of the Heatherwood subdivision near 148th and Metcalf in Overland Park, KS. There is a 4 acre lot next to her neighborhood and next to Shadow Brook neighborhood which is currently zoned Commercial-Office (CP-O). As the letter indicates, a project is already being considered for this land. The lot currently has both stream and wildlife. No further information is known about the project.
Extreme Ford has already submitted an application for an Autobody Repair/Paint shop across the street and a bit south of this property. That application has raised concerns among surrounding neighborhoods about the toxic emissions from the paint shop.
If anyone has further information or would like to work with Pam on a neighborhood approach to protecting the wildlife and stream, please email her at:
I'm a resident of Heatherwood subdivision located west of 147th and
Metcalf. I'm sure you are aware of the Metcalf development, but my
concern is with the wooded area between 147th and 148th (Stanley Church).
This property is zoned commercial, and I have contacted a Joshua Marx from
the Army Corp of Engineers on this land being protected "wetlands". Below
is the reply I received:
'Your message regarding the proposed commercial development at 148th and
Metcalf has been forwarded to me. Our office regulates the placement of
dredged or fill material into waters of the U. S. We currently do not have
an application for this project however, a consultant for the proposed
project has contacted me and it appears that they will be applying for a
permit to impact waters of the U.S. At this point in time I do not know
what impacts are proposed. Feel free to call me if you have any further
My concern is not only with protecting the wetlands, but also protecting
the wildlife. Any help you may provide on what steps I need to take next
would be greatly appreciated.