Olathe commission denies two of three rezoning requests for controversial development near Lenexa — what happens next

Woodland Forest

After hearing hours of testimony from unhappy neighbors earlier this month, the Olathe Planning Commission voted to deny two of the three rezoning requests made by the developer for the Woodland Forest project. The commission approved the request for single-family homes while denying the requests for an apartment complex and retail space. Above, a digital rendering of the Woodland Forest development. The portion of the project approved by the commission includes those portions labeled "R1" on the map. Image via city documents.

With dozens of neighbors speaking out against the project, the Olathe Planning Commission this month approved only one of three rezoning requests for Woodland Forest, a much-discussed residential project near the Lenexa city line.

Developer Clay Blair Services Co. has been seeking approval to develop an area just to the southeast of K-10 Highway and Woodland Road in north Olathe into a mixture of single family homes, a senior living facility, a luxury apartment complex and retail space.