The Gateway Project
This page was last updated on January 7, 2013.
The recent special City newsletter covering the Gateway project can be found here.
The Mission Planning Commission approved the final site plan and final plat for the Gateway Project by a vote of 8-0 at their December 17, 2012 meeting. The plan consists of the entire development area formerly occupied by the Mission Mall and includes three multi-tenant retail buildings (“A,” “B,” “C”), three mixed-use buildings of retail and residential uses (“D,” “E,” and “F”), a four floor parking structure for the entire development, and the public/private open space and amenities.
The staff report describing the project in further detail can be found here.
A copy of the final site plan is available here.
A flyover view of the project model is available here
A copy of the developer's presentation to the Planning Commission is available here
The Planning Commission found that the submitted final plans were in substantial compliance with the zoning and preliminary site plan which was approved by the City Council November 27, 2012. Approval of the final site plan was the final planning step required before the developer is allowed to apply for building permits for construction of the project.
The City Council will consider the financing aspects of the project and the redevelopment agreement at their January 16th City Council Meeting.
Project History and Other Background Information
In 2005 The Cameron Group, LLC, a development company from Syracuse, New York, purchased the Mission Mall property with plans to build a mixed-use development on the site. Preliminary plans for this redevelopment project were approved by the City on October of 2007. The Final Plat for the site was approved by the Planning Commission on May of 2008. Mission's Governing Body approved a development agreement with the Gateway Developers, LLC at their January 23, 2008 City Council Meeting.
Also in 2005, the City of Mission initiated a visioning process for the “East Gateway” area of our community. An East Gateway Redevelopment Study Team was established, which included residents, business owners, and city officials from the cities of Mission, Roeland Park, and Fairway. Following many meetings and public input, a final vision was presented on March 24, 2006.