Controversy has surrounded the project called Mission Chateau since it was unveiled. Neighbors sued the city in an attempt to block the development, but the two sides eventually reached a compromise, allowing Mission Chateau to move forward. The 286,000-square-foot community will have a variety of living options and on-site amenties.
Prairie Village City Council on Monday night agreed to allow employees to carry concealed weapons; approved new teardown rules for home builders; and set aside money in the budget for potential stipends for the mayor and council.
The goal of Project Warm Embrace is for every child in foster care in the region that includes Johnson, Atchison, Leavenworth, Douglas and Wyandotte counties to have a handmade blanket. The blankets will be given to the children in December.
When it is finished, the approximately 130 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village — bounded by 91st and 95th Streets and Roe and Nall avenues — will be transformed into single and multi-family dwellings, senior living and an inn with 5,000 square feet of retail, plus a park that will be the largest in northeast Johnson County.
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.