Olathe approves 1 rezoning request for controversial development near Lenexa, rejects 2 others

Woodland Forest

The Olathe City Council voted to deny two of the three rezoning requests made by the developer for the Woodland Forest project along K-10 Highway near the Lenexa city line. The council 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 city council includes those portions labeled "R1" on the map. Image via city documents.

The saga of the Woodland Forest development, a mixed-use residential project near the Lenexa city line, will continue even after the project’s three rezoning requests were presented to the Olathe City Council at their Tuesday meeting.

After a couple of hours of discussion, the city council voted to approve just one of three rezoning requests, while sending the most controversial rezoning proposal back to the planning commission.