Overland Park commission OKs next phase of Shamrock plan on Metcalf, despite concerns over ‘excessive’ parking

The Overland Park Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved the next phase of work on Shamrock Trading Corp's new headquarters near 93rd and Metcalf. But one commissioner expressed concerns over the fact that the plan calls for 2,000 more parking spaces than the city requires. Above, the current new Shamrock building at 93rd and Metcalf, looking north. A parking garage to the right would be expanded by one level under the next phase's plan. File image.

The second phase of the Shamrock Trading Corp’s prominent new headquarters on Metcalf Avenue got the initial okay from the Overland Park Planning Commission Monday, despite concerns about the new layout and what one commissioner called “excessive” parking.

Revisions in the Shamrock project’s preliminary plan got unanimous approval from the commission on Monday, as did some changes in plans for the former Sears building at 97th Street and Metcalf nearby.