Lawsuit challenges proposed sober living home in Overland Park’s Shannon Valley neighborhood

The suit, filed late last month by a couple that lives near the proposed Concord House, claims the city denied them due process by not properly reviewing plans for the Concord House. The city and homeowners' association argue that federal law precludes them from denying housing to those seeking recovery for addiction. Above, the front door to the home proposed as the sober living and recovery facility. File image.

An Overland Park couple has filed suit in Johnson County District Court asking a judge to review the city’s decision allowing a respite house for sober living in Shannon Valley Estates.

The suit, filed Feb. 22 by David and Cynthia King, claims the city denied them due process by not properly reviewing plans for the Concord House, which is separated by one house from their property on West 113th Street in the Shannon Valley subdivision.