After winning support from the city planning commission, Kansas City-based Sunflower Development Group wants the City Council in Lenexa to rezone nearly 38 acres from an agricultural district to intermediate and high-density residential districts to include a new apartment project called The Residences on Woodsonia.
The developer hopes to rezone the property from an agricultural district to intermediate and high-density residential districts to make way for a new apartment project called The Residences on Woodsonia.
The land has remained undeveloped since it was annexed into the city in 1986. The project would be split by a new public street that will connect Woodsonia Drive to Monticello Road on the east.
The developer plans to build 240 apartments in 10 three-story buildings on roughly 16 acres on the northern half of the property. The complex would include amenities such as a pool, clubhouse, sports courts and a large community lawn space.
On the other side of the new road on the property’s southern half, Sunflower plans to build townhomes on 21 acres. It will build 62 townhomes in 11 four- and six-plex buildings. Each townhome will have one garage space and one space for a vehicle to park in the driveway.
The surrounding neighborhood shows a slope of lessening density that fans out moving south and east from Kansas Highway 7. The 35-acre tract at the immediate southeast corner of K-7 and 83rd includes an existing multitenant retail building. According to city documents, plans have been approved for several additional retail buildings, including a midsize box store.
The Residences on Woodsonia site sits between Freedom Fields Park to the north and existing single-family homes to the south. The Westside Family Church is to the west along Woodsonia Drive, and Powder Creek Shooting Park is on the other side of Monticello Road to the east.
The developer is working with Kansas City-based architect Rosemann & Associates and Overland Park-based MKEC Engineering Inc. The City Council is scheduled to review Sunflower’s preliminary site plan and request to rezone the property on Dec. 19.
Read the original article by Sydnie Savage at the Kansas City Business Journal.