Thousands of people were involved in the creation of the Vision Metcalf Plan, which was adopted in 2008.
The Vision Metcalf Plan is celebrating its 10th year, and there has been visible progress of development throughout the corridor.
The Planning and Development Services Department prepared a report that highlights economic activity in the Vision Metcalf Study Area and in the various development nodes highlighted by the plan. The report includes analysis of the investments in transportation, achievements as compared to goals and objectives and changes in land and improvement value. Read the report online.
Since 2008, the Vision Metcalf Corridor Study Area, from I-35 south to 123rd, has seen more than $570 million of private investment, and $270 million within the five study nodes, resulting in new development, redevelopment and tenant upgrades. The $570 million is part of the $4 billion of private investment in development throughout Overland Park since 2008, accounting for 14 percent of growth in the city.
“The Planning Department is pleased to issue a report about the decade of activity associated with the Vision Metcalf Plan. Participants said they wanted to see private investment through redevelopment projects, families moving closer to the corridor, and private investments by developers and residents. The plan appears to be meeting or exceeding what the public wanted to see with in its first 10 years following implementation,” said Jack Messer, director of the Planning and Development Services Department.