Mission Gateway developers present revised plan for troubled site — Here’s what’s changed

Mission Gateway developers are proposing a revised redevelopment plan to the city that features the same main elements as the plan that expired on Dec. 31, 2021. The new plan, presented to the Mission City Council this week, features a scaled-back food hall and additional apartment units. Above, a rendering of an apartment complex that would sit at the corner of Johnson Drive and Roe Avenue. Image via city documents.

Mission Gateway developers are back with a new $268 million plan for the long-vacant site at the junction of Johnson Drive, Roe Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway.

The prominent 16-acre lot — the one-time site of the Mission Mall — remains vacant after 15 years and several attempts at redevelopment, including the most recent effort  that developers say fell through due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That redevelopment agreement, inked in 2017, expired on Dec. 31 because the project had not reached a requirement to be substantially completed by that time.