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Final Review of Park Master Plan Proposals Set For Dec. 17
POSTED: 12/08/2003
A final opportunity for the public to ask questions and offer input on proposed master plans for three existing Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks has been scheduled for Dec. 17 in the Board Room of the District's Administration Offices inside Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee.

This review will represent the culmination of more than eight months of efforts to update master plans for Shawnee Mission Park, Heritage Park, and Ernie Miller Park as recommended in the District's 20-year Master Action Plan, MAP 2020, which was put into place in 2001. Once approved, the master plans will guide future development and renovation of the parks and will be implemented over a number of years.

The District's schedule for Dec. 17 calls for plan summaries and renderings to be on display from 5 to 6 p.m. District staff and consultants will be available during this time to answer questions. Following this, the District's Board will conduct a Committee of the Whole Meeting concerning the master plan proposals. During this hour-long meeting, Project Manager Doug Pickert of Landplan Engineering will present the three plans and Board members will have an opportunity ask questions and discuss the proposals with the consultant. At 7 p.m., the Board will begin its regular monthly meeting. Consideration of approval of the three proposed master plans will be an agenda item for that meeting. As part of that discussion, there will be an opportunity for public comment.

Formulation of the plans involved a series of public forums in mid-May and another in late September as well as meetings with other governmental representatives and specialized users groups. Many comments and concerns voiced by the public and by staff have been incorporated into the final master plan proposals, which will also include proposed priorities and cost estimates.

It is anticipated that concept art and descriptions of the proposed master plans will be available on the Planning and Development page of the District's website at beginning Dec. 12.

For more information, contact JCPRD Landscape Architect Jim Wilson at (913)438-7275

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