CIVIC CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY
The City of Prairie Village, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, and the Johnson County Library are working together on a market sustainability study related to the possibility of building a new civic center in Prairie Village. If built, the facility would function as a community, aquatic, and wellness center operated by the YMCA and a new library branch operated by the Johnson County Library.
Wiese Research Group has been hired to conduct the market sustainability study to gauge the community’s thoughts, preferences, and perceived value of constructing such a facility at Harmon Park. Wiese Research Group has conducted a phone survey of 400 households in the potential service area. An online survey was also conducted. The link to the survey was sent to all Prairie Village households via a postcard delivered by USPS.
Update January 2020 - The results of the Civic Center Survey will be discussed at a special meeting January 27 at Meadowbrook Clubhouse. The meeting agenda and survey results are available here.
Update February 2020 - Wiese Research Group presented the survey findings during a public meeting held in January. While the overall results encompassed a geographic region beyond Prairie Village city limits, the study included 714 Prairie Village residents who completed the survey by phone or online. The results indicated preliminary interest in the project moving to the next planning phase. At the direction of the City Council, City staff is in process of creating an action plan to identify next steps for further Council consideration.