The Johnson County Park and Recreation District board voted 5-3 to approve an $8 million slate of projects at the park in Prairie Village that includes $3.8 million for a new clubhouse and money for a grand pavilion, multipurpose lawns, pickle ball courts, a senior fitness area, a garden area and a nature play area with restrooms and shelters.
High school seniors from Johnson County who won honors at an international science competition this month came out of two specialized Johnson County high school biology programs that have offered them the opportunity to use equipment and techniques many scholars do not experience until graduate school or beyond.
The Roeland Park City Council on Monday approved a branding agreement with Benedictine College to overhaul the city’s identity in order to attract new residents and new businesses in the future. Work on the rebranding project will begin as early as June and could be done by December.
Many cities are reconsidering their bans or ownership restrictions on certain dog breeds that were known for causing serious injuries or deaths among humans and other animals. These have generally targeted pit bulls but have also banned or restricted American bulldogs, Rottweilers, chows, Doberman Pinschers, wolf-dog hybrids and others.
The Prairie Village Planning Commission approved a final development plan at its March 1 meeting, but architect Rick Jones made an informal appearance this week to show commissioners the latest decorative tweaks his firm had made to the 286,000-square-foot central complex.
Residents along Howe Drive told council members Monday that a majority of them were opposed to adding a sidewalk when their road is resurfaced and curbs replaced — a project that originally was scheduled to begin Friday.
The Roeland Park City Council is looking at proposed changes that would eliminate the need for residents who want to keep chickens to get a special permit, which requires city council approval. Instead, a permit would be issued by city staff.
During a special meeting Monday, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District board voted 4-3 to put on hold its March 16 decision to tear down the building at 9101 Nall Ave. The board will now decide what to do with the clubhouse 90 days after the district takes possession of the property, currently scheduled for May or June.
VanTrust Real Estate plans to build 53 single-family houses, 70 twin-home units and an apartment complex with 280 luxury units on part of 45 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club at 9101 Nall Ave.
In an effort to attract new residents and new businesses, the city is planning to “brand” itself. In January, the city sought proposals from marketing firms and individuals who could help establish the city’s identity and on Monday the council moved ahead with a proposal from Benedictine College MBA students.