Local Government

Residential development proposed for historic Kenneth Smith property
Shawnee Planning Commission gives OK to rezoning, preliminary plat
July 22, 2018
Shawnee Planning Commission gives OK to rezoning, preliminary plat for Kenneth Estates project
Shawnee Planning Commission OKs rezoning, preliminary plan for revised Bellmont Promenade development
July 9, 2018
The Bellmont Promenade project is proposed to feature first floor retail and office space, as well as high-end apartments.
Women’s panel to feature Constance, other elected officials
July 3, 2018
Shawnee city councilwoman sits on panel to discuss what it takes to run and win a local election.
Shawnee City Council names new city manager
June 26, 2018
The city of Shawnee didn’t have to look very far to find a new city manager. Assistant city manager Nolan Sunderman will take over the role in July.
Shawnee City Council approves creation of TIF redevelopment district for new Bellmont Promenade project
June 18, 2018
An updated version of the much-anticipated Bellmont Promenade project is in motion.
Shawnee City Council approves policy change to allow for remote participation
June 3, 2018
Shawnee city councilmembers will now be able to vote or give their two cents during city meetings no matter their physical location, whether it be across the country for a business trip or home sick in bed.
Shawnee Planning Commission approves preliminary plan, rezoning for Veterans Park
May 27, 2018
Preliminary plans to build a resort-style senior housing community for residents 55 and older at 61st Street and Pflumm Road recently won the approval of Shawnee’s Planning Commission.
Shawnee City Council hears Tobacco 21 presentation
May 14, 2018
Shawnee is one of only a few major cities left which hasn’t joined the Tobacco 21 movement.
Council updates comprehensive plan to embrace more mixed-use
April 16, 2018
Mixed-use development, prevalent in cities such as Overland Park and Lenexa, is now becoming more acceptable in the city of Shawnee.
Shawnee city clerk honored at council meeting
Governing body also discusses vape store regulations, approves water tower
April 2, 2018
The Shawnee City Council kicked off its March 26 meeting with a nod to an award-winning city employee.
Councilwoman appointed to serve on National League of Cities’ committee
March 29, 2018
Shawnee City Councilwoman Lindsey Constance has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2018 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources federal advocacy committee.
Shawnee Planning Commission advances changes to land use guide
March 26, 2018
The Shawnee Planning Commission recently advanced changes to the city’s land use guide which would encourage mixed-use development at the Bellmont Promenade site.
City seeks community center ideas from public
Parks and recreation staff, consultants to incorporate input into final design for western Shawnee structure
March 13, 2018
City staff is seeking public input for a potential community center to be built in Shawnee at 61st and Woodland.
Council to discuss e-cig regulations
March 13, 2018
The council will consider changes to vape store regulations at a couple upcoming meetings.