Arturo Martinez has seven head of cattle on his piano-key lot south of Kill Creek Park. Many of his neighbors oppose his request for a conditional-use permit. In February, neighbors opposed another land owner’s request to keep 25 bulls.
As cities write their budgets, commissioners say it’s time for Lawrence to pay more for the popular bus line, favored by college students and commuters. County staff said K-10 Connector has been mutually beneficial to those in JoCo, and in Lawrence.
VanTrust Real Estate LLC is asking the city to issue $29.07 million in industrial revenue bonds for the project’s construction and to provide a 65 percent property tax break for 10 years. VanTrust has not disclosed a tenant for the proposed two-story building, which would be built on 12.75 acres on the east side of Ridgeview Road and 108th Street.
Property owners who make at least $10,000 of improvements that will result in at least a 10 percent increase in value will get an 80 percent rebate on the incremental increase in property taxes over a 10-year period. The revitalization program will be available until March, 2026.
Last week, the council decided to take the first steps toward Imagine Overland Park, a plan that will eventually guide development and capital improvements for years to come. The approval means city and chamber officials can begin forming a steering committee and start the process of looking for a consultant.
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.