Last year, the City of Prairie Village purchased the former Faith Lutheran Church property at 67thStreet and Roe Avenue in order to create a new park for its residents. The demolition of the old church is underway and a consultant, BBN Architects has been hired to design the new park.
August 13, 2018 - Public Works Maintenance Crews have stockpiled brick from the Faith Lutheran Church building demolition. Residents can come to the Public Works facility located at 3535 Somerset before August 31 to collect a brick as a memento for their personal collection. Please note these are salvaged bricks and are not stacked, clean or in new condition.
May 2018 - The Governing Body approved a merged concept for North Park. This concept gives guidance on park amenities and general locations. The decision was made to defer placement of a fitness court at this time.
March 20 - Thank you for attending the public meeting! The attendance and participation exceeded our expectations. Postcards were mailed out to over 650 residents and message boards placed at City Hall & 67th and Roe advertised the event. Participants received dots to place near their "favored" park amenities. These dots give the planning team guidance on the direction of the concept. The boards can be viewed here (PDF).
In addition, the City is working with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to integrate a fitness court into our park system. Additional information on the court can be found here (YouTube). The last board shows the locations favored for the court with many comments focused on: 1) a central location and 2) being by the trail system.
March 6 - Public Meeting | 4:30 to 6:30 | Community Center
We want to hear from you! Come and share your ideas as we kick-off the park planning process. BBN Architects and Prairie Village city staff will be hosting an open house to gather your input on what this park needs and specific issues to consider. No plans have been developed at this point, but the consultant will share their site observations, along with an array of potential park uses to help spur the discussion. Make your voice heard on this valuable community asset!
North Park Building Demolition
On January 24, 2018, the office of the City Clerk opened bids for the North Park Building Demolition. This phase of the project entails removal of the building, and the eastern parking lot. The building removal is scheduled to be completed in mid June.
July 2018: Exterior Demo starts on Thursday July 5th. This will be traditional demolition with equipment. Demolition of the building is scheduled for the next four weeks.
March 19 - Interior abatement work has started and will continue for approximately 4 weeks. Completion of interior abatement is anticipated on April 16th.
February 8 - Council awarded the demolition contract to Dale Brothers.