Overland Park, Kan. — Lane4 Property Group has begun the demolition of the vacant Metcalf South Mall in Overland Park.
The mall, which opened in 1967, officially closed to the public in September 2014. Early phases of demolition will occur on the interior of the building, making visible demolition on the exterior not likely until next month. The mall is located at the southeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
Once the mall has been razed, site work will begin to level the land and construct frontage roads. Construction of a Lowe’s store is scheduled to begin this fall. The overall project plan also includes a number of smaller-format retail buildings and restaurants, but potential tenants have yet to be announced.
Lane4 worked with both the Overland Park Historical Society and the Johnson County Museum to preserve items of historical significance from within the mall. Lane4 and The Kroenke Group jointly purchased the Metcalf South Mall site in 2014.