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Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:50 am
by bchociej
Just a summary update of the Mission Bowl apartments project. Since my last post above, the proposal has passed through the Planning hearing, Community Development Committee, and full Council with unanimous approval of the Preliminary Development Plan. Finance and Admin now to discuss tax incentives related to stormwater improvements, dog park, trails improvements, and maintenance of the disused JoCo Wastewater infrastructure beneath the site. Previously planned stormwater improvements to the Rock Creek channel behind the property are moving along rapidly.

Meanwhile Mission has launched new city branding, slowly becoming more visible on the website but more dramatically so on social media and the banners along Johnson Drive. Now moving through the pipeline are some efforts related to wayfinding signage and park improvements. Dig through the minutes & agendas from the last couple months on missionks.org for details. Or ask and I'll likely be able to dig up some more info for you if you're interested.

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:38 pm
by TrolliKC
I stopped by Werners to pick up a sandwich to go last week. That deli counter is old school but great

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am
by empires228
bchociej wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:50 am
Just a summary update of the Mission Bowl apartments project. Since my last post above, the proposal has passed through the Planning hearing, Community Development Committee, and full Council with unanimous approval of the Preliminary Development Plan. Finance and Admin now to discuss tax incentives related to stormwater improvements, dog park, trails improvements, and maintenance of the disused JoCo Wastewater infrastructure beneath the site. Previously planned stormwater improvements to the Rock Creek channel behind the property are moving along rapidly.

Meanwhile Mission has launched new city branding, slowly becoming more visible on the website but more dramatically so on social media and the banners along Johnson Drive. Now moving through the pipeline are some efforts related to wayfinding signage and park improvements. Dig through the minutes & agendas from the last couple months on missionks.org for details. Or ask and I'll likely be able to dig up some more info for you if you're interested.
That's good because I moved to Mission a few months ago and our parks range from almost non-existent grass squares to terrible.

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 am
by bchociej
empires228 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am
That's good because I moved to Mission a few months ago and our parks range from almost non-existent grass squares to terrible.
As it happens, I sit on the Parks, Recreation, and Trees commission (consists of citizens) and have at least a little bit of input as to how parks are maintained and improved. I am happy to hear suggestions and complaints -- believe me, we're all with you in terms of wishing for much better parks in Mission. Our biggest challenge is, unsurprisingly, funding for major improvements, but there is a lot of planning going on right now to start moving things in the right direction. Happy to discuss more if you would like.

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:04 am
by flyingember
bchociej wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 am
empires228 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am
That's good because I moved to Mission a few months ago and our parks range from almost non-existent grass squares to terrible.
As it happens, I sit on the Parks, Recreation, and Trees commission (consists of citizens) and have at least a little bit of input as to how parks are maintained and improved. I am happy to hear suggestions and complaints -- believe me, we're all with you in terms of wishing for much better parks in Mission. Our biggest challenge is, unsurprisingly, funding for major improvements, but there is a lot of planning going on right now to start moving things in the right direction. Happy to discuss more if you would like.
There's the problem.

Start with oversight of the basics. Flower beds should be weeded and mulched. Grass should be over-seeded and maintained. Paths should be cleared of snow.

Don't fund major improvements until this is top notch.

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:45 pm
by bchociej
flyingember wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:04 am
bchociej wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:39 am
empires228 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am
That's good because I moved to Mission a few months ago and our parks range from almost non-existent grass squares to terrible.
As it happens, I sit on the Parks, Recreation, and Trees commission (consists of citizens) and have at least a little bit of input as to how parks are maintained and improved. I am happy to hear suggestions and complaints -- believe me, we're all with you in terms of wishing for much better parks in Mission. Our biggest challenge is, unsurprisingly, funding for major improvements, but there is a lot of planning going on right now to start moving things in the right direction. Happy to discuss more if you would like.
There's the problem.

Start with oversight of the basics. Flower beds should be weeded and mulched. Grass should be over-seeded and maintained. Paths should be cleared of snow.

Don't fund major improvements until this is top notch.
I hear you loud and clear. These basic maintenance issues have absolutely come to the attention of the new directors of both Parks & Rec and Public Works, as other folks have shared similar concerns. I believe new maintenance and snow removal standards are or recently have been active agenda items on council committees. Just for your information, the overwhelming input for improvements at the moment has to do with adding restrooms in parks where there are none. In any case, I will pass along your concerns and take the opportunity to remind council and city staff that this is an ongoing problem.

Please also share your thoughts with council and city staff, if you are willing, as they are the true decision makers and implementers here. I'm certain they would be glad to hear your input.

Contact info:

Councilmembers -- https://www.missionks.org/pview.aspx?id=16270&catid=657

City staff -- Penn Almoney (Parks), Celia Duran (Public Works) -- https://www.missionks.org/staff.aspx?id=16272&catid=657

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
by flyingember
Restrooms is a good one to do and if that's seriously considered things are on the right path. KC Parks has a huge gap here where the best parks have plenty of amenities and no restrooms. You can stay in a park all day with this one thing.

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:52 am
by bchociej
Plat, TIF, and IRBs all passed for converting Mission Bowl into apartments (5399 Martway).

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Further west, Tidal Wave Auto Spa construction is well underway at 6501 Johnson Dr.