David E. Waters Appointed to Redevelopment Committee in Westwood, Kan.


Lathrop Gage attorney David E. Waters (Real Estate - Overland Park) has been appointed by the mayor and City Council of Westwood, Kansas, to the 47th Street Redevelopment Committee, a joint committee established by the respective Kansas municipalities of Kansas City, Westwood, and Roeland Park. The group is made up of representatives from all three cities.

The three cities represented on the 47th Street Redevelopment Committee all share a common boundary at the intersection of that street and Mission Road, and the group's purpose is to develop a comprehensive plan for renewed development of the 47th Street corridor that will benefit all three cities. The committee will focus on the impact of the 2010 census on these neighborhoods, establishing a vision for the corridor, determine the feasibility of redevelopment, promote available incentives for redevelopment, and market the corridor to interested development teams.

In 2008, Mr. Waters was appointed to the nine-member Planning Commission for the City of Westwood, Kan. His term on that organization, which is responsible for preparing a comprehensive plan for the development of the city and for recommending changes to the city's Governing Body, runs through September 2011. The Planning Commission also recommends the boundaries of city zones and districts, considers rezoning requests, and reviews and approves plats for the subdivisions of property.

In his legal practice, Mr. Waters represents developers, landowners, and local governments in planning, zoning, and real estate development matters, including public financing, and regularly appears before planning commissions and city councils. Mr. Waters also handles all general real estate matters, including the negotiation and settlement of sales agreements, easements, title matters, and commercial leases. He also has experience in construction and architecture law.

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