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Here’s what’s happening at Lenexa Point retail center off I-435

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One of the last pieces of the bustling Lenexa Point retail center off I-435 and West 87th Street Parkway is moving ahead.

Last week, the Lenexa Planning Commission unanimously approved a final plan for a proposed large self-storage center at 8630 Maurer Road.

This will leave one final one-acre parcel to be developed along I-435 in the northwest corner of the retail center, according to marketing materials from Copaken-Brooks.

The shopping center dates back three decades

  • The centerpiece of the Lenexa Point shopping center is the former K-Mart store building, first built in the 1980s.
  • Since then, it has been divided up into a space with multiple tenants.
  • One of the spaces was home to a Sears Outlet store until 2018.
Lenexa Point currently has a Sprouts grocery store, a BLUSH Bootcamp and other businesses filling the former K-Mart building. Now, developers want to add a self-storage facility as well.
Lenexa Point currently has a Sprouts grocery store, a BLUSH Bootcamp and other businesses filling the former K-Mart building. Rendering courtesy of Copaken-Brooks.

Lenexa Point has attracted new tenants

  • Today, the shopping center is anchored by a Sprouts Farmers Market, an Urban Air trampoline park, a BLUSH Boot Camp and a Goldfish Swim School.
  • There’s also a detached dental office, which first opened in 2020.
  • Multiple fast food restaurants are also nearby and share the Maurer Road entrance but are technically separate from the retail center.
  • Lenexa Point shares a property line with the Crescent Apartments and is across the street from the Pointe at City Center apartment complex.

Lenexa Smart storage would have almost 700 units

  • The plans for a new storage center at Lenexa Point outline a three-story, 118,560-square-foot facility that would include an in-building office space on roughly two acres.
  • The storage facility would be accessible 24 hours a day through a code-controlled gate.
  • Additionally, the construction of the facility would also see improvements to the retail center parking lot that would eliminate the diagonal parking used throughout and improve traffic flow, according to city planning documents.
Plans for a new self-storage facility in the Lenexa Point retail center show a three-story, 118,560-square-foot building with almost 700 units.
Plans for a new self-storage facility in the Lenexa Point retail center show a three-story, 118,560-square-foot building with almost 700 units. Renderings courtesy of Lenexa planning documents.

Next steps:

  • Lenexa allows self-storage facilities in its community commercial zoning areas but only with a special use permit.
  • The Lenexa City Council authorized the permit last year without a set expiration date, meaning the facility will be allowed indefinitely.
  • The storage facility’s final plan does not require further approval from the city council, though additional permits and administrative actions may be required.

Other Lenexa news: Lenexa City Center project that includes 2 hotels and restaurant gets initial OK

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Kaylie McLaughlin
Kaylie McLaughlin

👋 Hi! I’m Kaylie McLaughlin, and I cover Overland Park and Olathe for the Johnson County Post.

I grew up in Shawnee and graduated from Mill Valley in 2017. I attended Kansas State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2021. While there, I worked for the K-State Collegian, serving as the editor-in-chief. As a student, I interned for the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT in Topeka. I also contributed to the KLC Journal and the Kansas Reflector. Before joining the Post in 2023 as a full-time reporter, I worked for the Olathe Reporter.

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