Leawood advances plans for subdivision at 135th and Roe aimed at downsizing seniors, but affordability concerns linger

In a 5-3 vote, the Leawood City Council approved the preliminary plan for a new subdivision called Macallister Place at 135th Street and Roe Avenue at a Monday night meeting. The development will have smaller homes that are meant to appeal to "empty nesters" and the 65-plus community. Above, a digital rendering of an example home for Macallister Place. Image via Leawood documents.

A new single-family subdivision is making its way to Leawood as the rezoning and preliminary plan for Macallister Place won approval from a divided Leawood City Council Monday night.

With lot sizes ranging from 9,700 to 24,000 square feet, the plan is to build 63 custom-designed homes on roughly 25 acres of land at the bustling southeast corner of 135th Street and Roe Avenue.