Neighbors drive again from building of new Olathe Overall health center

Rose Hansen

OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe householders are pushing back again from options to establish a new health care facility near West 151st Street and Quivira Road. Builders have requested the northwest lot of West 151st Road and Quivira Highway be rezoned from household to professional for the purpose of constructing a […]

OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe householders are pushing back again from options to establish a new health care facility near West 151st Street and Quivira Road.

Builders have requested the northwest lot of West 151st Road and Quivira Highway be rezoned from household to professional for the purpose of constructing a new Olathe Well being healthcare facility. 

The current good deal at 151st and Quivira (remaining) and the proposed style and design of the Olathe Wellbeing Quivira Campus (suitable).

On March 8, the Olathe Preparing Commission unanimously accepted the ask for to rezone the home. Now the request will go to the metropolis council for final approval. 

If the rezone is permitted by the city council, the Olathe Wellness Quivira Campus would be constructed on the 8.57-acre large amount. The proposed rezone would permit developers to establish a two-story, 67,327-sq.-foot health-related heart. The internet site program also features a 298-space parking whole lot that will be situated right driving the clinical heart.

Brian Gregory life much less than 1,000 toes from the proposed venture in the Harmony Watch West neighborhood. He explained he does not see the have to have for a new health care facility in the location.

“There’s seven urgent care amenities within two miles and a few entire provider hospitals in just 6 miles. Literally in 5-10 minutes you can be to Olathe Healthcare Middle, Overland Park Regional or Saint Luke’s South. There is just no want for one more facility,” Gregory claimed.

According to city records, the assets has been vacant for the past 13 a long time under the present RP-1 District zoning. 

Associates of the Harmony Watch West Dwelling Owner Affiliation and nearby neighborhoods have started a petition demanding the venture be stopped. As of Tuesday afternoon, additional than 900 people had signed the petition.

Gregory explained he feels the large amount is way too smaller for the proposed project to fit, and placing a developing of that sizing in a household region could most likely damage the neighbor’s property values. 

“The developer has even described when we questioned inquiries that they are having difficulties to make it in shape on this parcel. It’s such a major facility. It’s heading to be almost 45 toes tall and which is sort of the significant issue for the neighborhood, it is just heading to tower above everything,” Gregory explained. 

Gregory claimed he’s worried the proposed centre could raise targeted visitors and make the spot unsafe for bicycle riders or children making an attempt to get to Morse Elementary across the street. 

“That highway previously doesn’t manage targeted traffic quite properly and all over again this facility is intended to provide virtually 1,000 clients a working day. That is heading to enhance targeted traffic significantly,” Gregory said. 

FOX4 achieved out to Olathe Wellness and gained this assertion: 

“At Olathe Wellness, we are committed to supplying practical treatment near to residence. A rising number of people desire acquiring health care expert services in an outpatient environment. This new location is intended to meet up with the wants of all those patients. It will offer a lot of companies, which includes relatives drugs, urgent treatment, outpatient surgical services and imaging. It will not be a medical center, so thus will not have inpatient or unexpected emergency solutions.   

We’ve experienced a lot of discussions with neighbors, and are doing work with the metropolis and developer to deal with their concerns. It has normally been our objective, as a neighborhood-based, not for profit overall health program to provide valuable companies to the place. We are thrilled to be part of this community, and to grow our services to fulfill the needs of our increasing local community.” 

According to the rezoning request, officers from Olathe Health and fitness foresee the new facility would convey around 65 new jobs to the place.

FOX4 also arrived at out to Olathe Councilmember Kevin Gilmore, who represents the portion of the metropolis that includes 151st and Quivira, but he declined to comment on the undertaking. 

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