Overland Park City Council denies Deer Creek apartment plan after hours of debate

The Overland Park overrode Planning Commission approval and said no to a proposed apartment complex near the Deer Creek Golf Course last night. Rendering courtesy of deercreekproject.com

After hours of public comment and debate Monday night, the Overland Park City Council early Tuesday morning voted to deny a rezoning request, special use permit and development plan for a proposed apartment complex next to the Deer Creek Golf Club at 133rd and Metcalf.

The city council’s move Monday comes despite the planing commission’s recommendation to approve the project over growing opposition from some neighboring residents.

The vote short-circuits a plan that developers have said is the only viable way to preserve Deer Creek Golf Club.