A group of Johnson County residents are upset and frustrated that the therapy pool at Overland Park’s Matt Ross Community Center has closed. It was the only physical therapy pool open to the public in the Kansas City area.
Dana Markel has been hired as the new president of the Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau, succeeding Jerry Cook who is stepping down after 19 years in that position. Markel, currently executive director of Omaha’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, will assume her new job March 30.
The city council will have the final say on the $27.7 million project at its March 2 meeting. The plan would include buffered bicycle lanes, shared use paths, shared lane markings and signed bike routes.
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The Brick Ops team, made up of five friends who all attend Ascension Catholic School in Overland Park, won the FIRST Lego League Kansas City Regional Championship robotics competition held this month at Union Station.
iFly offers a free-fall experience inside a vertical wind tunnel, which generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air, allowing customers to safely float. But Overland Park City Council members seemed unimpressed with illustrations of the looming 60-foot structure, which features two columns on the sides of the wind tunnel. The connection between the columns cannot have materials added to them, such as brick or stone, because of vibration from the air flow.
If approved by the city council later this year, the plan will create more than 165 miles of bicycle lanes throughout the city. It will also create buffered bicycle lanes, shared use paths, shared lane markings and signed bike routes.
The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council will hold its eighth annual honors luncheon Feb. 5 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. The four founders of the Corporate Woods office park will be among those honored.
The $150,000 allows the county to proceed further with what may be a $22.2 million project. The proposal is for the Overland Park space to be used for the Johnson County Museum, early voting and arts and theater programming from the county Park and Recreation Department.
Curtin Property Co. wants to turn the 200-plus acres into a mixed-use urban-style development of office, retail, hotel and living space surrounding a park with a lake and a bridge modeled after iconic Venice bridges. It could include a state-of-the-art indoor performance venue seating around 3,000 people.