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4 Acre Lot Near Extreme Ford May Be In Play
Neighborhood Trying To Protect Stream and Wildlife

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 questions.'

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.

Thank you,

Pam Hankins"

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