Latest Posts

3/4/2022 – Memorandum

The Board decided to engage paid legal counsel to issue an opinion concerning the Concord House. Here is a link to the legal opinion of Mr. Kurtz from the law firm of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. Having such attorney engaged allows the Board to have paid counsel available to deal directly with any counsel retained by residents actively opposing the Concord House. Also, this legal opinion from a named Kansas qualified attorney should put to rest the discussion on this point that we continue to hear from the group actively opposing the Concord House. The legal analysis set forth in Mr. Kurtz’s opinion reaches the same conclusions as the Board has stated the entire duration of this…
Read more

February Board Meeting Fact Sheet

The Board appreciates the time that residents spent to come out and share their thoughts at the February 8th Board meeting. Here is a link to the Fact Sheet that was shared by the Board at the meeting:  Many residents found the information to be helpful and we hope those of you who were unableto attend the meeting also find it helpful. The Board is continuing to work hard for you and, asvolunteers, we appreciate your support and kindness.

Urgent – Important Information about Potential Consequences of SVHA Board Recall Efforts

The Shannon Valley Homes Association Board understands that a small group of residents is gathering signatures to call a special meeting to remove the Board. We are concerned that this group is seeking to remove the Board to gain access to your dues money to pursue frivolous legal action against the Concord House, which will be costly and certain to fail. If this group is somehow successful in removing the Board, we expect your dues will increase significantly. We urge you to not sign any proxies or petitions from this group. If you have already signed a proxy or petition and no longer wish for it to be valid, you can sign a revocation form and submit it to the…
Read more

AHH’s Concord House Update

As we discussed in our recent Zoom meeting, the City of Overland Park was expected to announce the process it would follow to make a final decision regarding the Concord House proposed by AHH. In conducting its analysis regarding the process, the City of Overland Park determined that it was preempted in applying its zoning restriction of the maximum unrelated individuals in a single family home due to the reasonable accommodation it was required to give to AHH’s Concord House under the Fair Housing Act. Thus, the City decided that there is no further process necessary to reach its conclusion. Please see the letter below that we received from the City discussing its findings and providing further information regarding its…
Read more

Message from Steadfast OP’s Wes Griffith, OPPD COPPS Unit

Hello everyone!   I wanted to pass along a notice to you that can be forwarded to your neighborhood and friends. Apple Air Tags have been gaining popularity over the past year or so. These devices were designed and marketed so that people could attach them to items like car keys or luggage and not lose them. Unfortunately, some people have been using them to follow people or vehicles. This link leads to an information page from Apple ( I would encourage everyone to check it out. If anyone gets a notification that a tag is nearby and feels like someone may be following them or targeting them or their car, feel free to drive to a police station and speak with an…
Read more

Jan. 17 Webinar Invitation

The Shannon Valley Homes Association will be hosting a virtual meeting on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is being held to address any questions residents of Shannon Valley may have regarding the proposed AHH Group Home.  If you are unfamiliar with this situation please read the statement below which will provide information. This meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom webinar).  Below you will find the information on how to register and attend the meeting. Please follow the steps below to register: Go to If you don’t have an account on Zoom, register – it’s free! Enter the meeting ID:  859 3847 2419 Fill out the brief registration form Once your address has been verified,…
Read more

Statement by SVHA Board regarding the Planned AHH Group Home

It has come to our attention that there is a house in Shannon Valley owned by Artists Helping the Homeless (AHH), a nonprofit organization.  We have been advised that AHH is planning to use the home as a respite home for carefully selected men referred to AHH by local professionals and agencies, who are looking to change their lives and become productive members of society.  We are further advised that AHH will NOT accept men into their program who have a history of violence, sexual offenses, or serious mental illness. We understand that the AHH house is likely protected under federal law (the Fair Housing Act and Americans Disability Act) to allow it to operate as proposed if it seeks approval from the…
Read more