Corporate Woods Master Plan
Overland Park, Kansas
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Corporate Woods is a 300-acre office park with a premier address in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. MetLife’s directive was to prepare a master plan that would significantly increase the remaining development potential. Work was concentrated on the relatively undeveloped northwest portion of the site, approximately 60 acres developed with only two low-rise office buildings. The master plan calls for a new loop road to serve the new development, the majority of which consists of three office buildings, ranging in height from 10 – 14 stories, served by parking structures. The three buildings and their parking structures surround, in turn, a landscaped open space, which is a pedestrian zone separated from traffic. The master plan, supporting zoning calculations, and a re-zoning application were submitted to the City of Overland Park, and the application was approved with the highest zoning density permitted under the City’s zoning ordinance.
Ted Wolff was the principal planner for the project when he was the director of the Chicago office of Roy Ashley & Associates, the predecessor firm to Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.