Leaders In Overland Park Hope Development Plan Will Decrease Crime Rate In Troubled Area
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Leaders in Overland Park expect that future development will assist in reducing crime rate in the area.
There are 2 vacant hotels in the area at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Metcalf Avenue which both shut down on 31st of December as crime rate in the area is too high due to which law enforcement is attracted to the area.
According to the owner of Don Freely Auto Clinic, Mike Kromer, “A lot of drug action going on. You could tell there was drug transactions going on right there in front of your eyes.”
About the high crime rate in the area, Overland Park Communications Manager Sean Reilly said that the calls for reporting the crime and calling the cops are high as compared to other areas.
Reilly added, the area is perfect and the reason is valid to do redevelopment.
Change in the atmosphere is expected as the Overland Park City Council approved a new $39.1 million multi-use development on the property, which includes a new hotel, restaurants and a storage facility.
It is said that it is not only individuals who want to be around you when you are a business owner, but you are responsible for their belongings like cars and other valuable things, and you have these individuals wondering around after dark into the evening which cause issues.
These fears may calm down by the development work.