At issue is the Timber Rock subdivision of large lots and a planned senior living facility on 106 acres near 95th Street and Woodland Road. Several neighbors turned out at a recent planning commission meeting, mainly to ask for more time to consider whether to grant the rezoning for the development.
Cultivate Inc. is a partnership with Johnson County Corrections. The three-year-old program includes three components: a work-ready certificate; 15 weeks of life skills, such as handling conflict at work and workplace communication; and one-on-one meetings with county corrections staff members who serve as resource developers.
Arts Inspired Network is partnering with the Olathe Public School District development office and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City—Olathe Unit to provide arts education to children of all ages who might not otherwise have the opportunities.
Six music groups from the Olathe school district were chosen through an audition process to perform at the Kansas music educators workshop this year. Three of those six groups are from Frontier Trail. In addition to the band, the men’s choir and women’s choir were chosen from the school.
The Planning Commission voted unanimously at its regular meeting to recommend approval of rezoning almost 37 acres at the northwest corner of 106th Street and Ridgeview Road to allow the construction of nine soccer fields and a three-story, 110-room hotel.
Ten-year-old David Lye took first place at this year’s Olathe Public Schools Spelling Bee. Students from 44 Olathe elementary and middle schools, along with a student from one private school, competed.
The surrounding area is largely undeveloped and used for farming. The city’s future land use plan has considered the area near 167th Street and U.S. 169 Highway ripe for large industrial uses, not multifamily residential.
Sophie Schneider, who attends Mission Trail Middle School, was named the winner of the NFL Play 60 Super Bowl contest. The announcement was made on “Good Morning America., with Cairo Santos and Dustin Colquitt of the Chiefs on hand to offer congratulations to the young Chiefs fan.