College Metcalf corridor sorely lacking ‘fun factor.’ Overland Park aims to fix that.

Consultants recently asked Overland Park workers and residents to describe the city’s most prominent business corridor, near College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue.

The observations were blunt and brutal.

“We heard things like, ‘It’s not unique. There’s no character,’ ” said Ben Sporer, Minneapolis urban designer with Perkins + Will. “ ‘It’s not cool, and there’s no fun factor.’ ”

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