More than 300 people attended a reception to honor the outgoing Prairie Village mayor for his quarter century of service. Ron Shaffer started his new role as 1st District representative on the County Commission last week.
Action on a developer’s request to extend a special use permit for the proposed $50 million Mission Chateau retirement community at 8500 Mission Road has been continued until Jan. 20 while the developer works with neighbors.
Council members were slated Monday night to consider the development’s final plat and a request for an extension of its special use permit, but those decisions have been delayed until at least Jan. 5 so developers can meet with concerned residents who are fighting the senior living development in court. The retirement community is to be located on the site of the former Mission Valley Middle School on Mission Road.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
The master plan for R Park, located at 55th Terrace and Juniper Drive in Roeland Park, has been on the shelf for years, but a group of citizens has banded together to change that — and it’s succeeding.
While one longstanding Prairie Village country club has fallen to market pressures and recently closed its doors, another — Homestead Country Club — remains open thanks to the sale of part of its property and investment from a development group.
School district patrons are concerned that the Shawnee Mission Environmental Science Laboratory — a 22-acre fenced site adjacent to Shawnee Mission South High School at 107th street and Nall Avenue featuring prairie, woodlands, a pond and stream — is being considered as a possible site for a proposed aquatic center.
The Prairie Village City Council on Monday voted unanimously to direct the Kansas Department of Transportation to reject all bids for the proposed 75th Street improvement project from State Line to Mission Road.