Commission approves $60M proposal for Deer Creek project

January 2022

Plans to turn a portion of Overland Park’s Deer Creek Golf Club into apartments was cleared by the city’s planning commission on Jan. 10. The project would entail the buildout of 220 high-end apartments, $5 million in golf course improvements and more.

Developer EPC Real Estate Group LLC made the proposal in 2021. In December, a decision from the commission was postponed until Monday’s meeting, when revisions were approved in a 6-4 vote.

Applicant GLDC LLC is asking for around 11 acres of land on the Deer Creek Golf Course, to be rezoned from a Single-Family Residential District to a Planned High-Rise Apartment District.

The complex is to include 24 studio apartments, 132 one-bedroom apartments and 68 two-bedroom apartments spread out between three buildings. Developers said the rezoning request is linked to a streambank stabilization program for Tomahawk Creek. 

The first building being located in the northwest corner of the property. That building would be five stories in height and include 105 units.

Building two would be four stories in height with 94 units and a 4,928-square-foot golf pro-shop on the first floor, while the third building would be three stories tall with 25 units. According to city documents, the third building would be located roughly 226 feet from the closest residential patio to the east.