EPC Real Estate Group revived a rejected condo proposal in an effort to save the Deer Creek Golf Course — pushed by neighbors — but the Overland Park City Council again shot down the plan.
After that, the neighbors submitted almost 40 pages of signatures The city council rejected the 220-apartment complex, course owner GreatLife later said it would close Deer Creek and the EPC approached single-family homes for the site.
The EPC condo plan, which would have left the course largely intact, included tax increment financing that was to be used for $6 million in relief. caused by upstream flood control problems and $3 million for site work. In the absence of TIF money, coursework will not occur with a single-family proposal.
The Finance, Management and Economic Development Committee this week voted 4-2 against the plan, meaning the EPC is once again back to single-family construction.
EPC plans to move on approved construction plan for Highlands of Deer Creek, an upscale 70-lot development on 45 of a 158-acre field at the northeast corner of 133rd Street and Metcalf Avenue. EPC plans to leave 100 acres of green space and reserve about 15 acres for future development.
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