The long-abandoned Kuhlman Diecasting plan near 164th Street and Mission Road outside Overland Park has become the frequent source of complaints from residents in the area, who call it an eyesore and a dangerous hangout for neighborhood kids. File image.
Johnson County approves $725,000 to raze abandoned warehouse outside Overland Park
As expected, the Johnson County Commission has approved spending $725,000 to raze a long-abandoned warehouse outside Overland Park that, in recent years, has become a magnet for teens in the area and a worry for parents and local residents.
The move to allocate the money to take down the old Kuhlman Diecasting plant was approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners as part of the consent agenda at the board’s June 17 meeting.
The derelict 35-acre site near 164th Street and Mission Road includes a crumbling, 74,000-square-foot warehouse, storage basins, several lagoons and a pond.
Over the years, residents have complained that the site is an eyesore and a dangerous hangout for kids from nearby middle and elementary schools in the Blue Valley School District.
The awarding of a contract for demolition and cleanup of the site will require future approval by the board.