The Shawnee Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously agreed to recommend rezoning Sunflower Development Group’s proposal to build a five story 189-unit multifamily development on the former Wonderscope Children’s Museum site.
We believe that the historic downtown district is growing, and by providing additional living opportunities, this will only help further us grow up and energize the area,” said Jason Swords with Sunflower Development Group.
Commissioner Randy Braley said there’s “a very real concern” that Shawnee has developed a negative reputation among developers, especially if the city rejects this apartment project.
“It is not lost on me the passion that the adjacent neighborhoods have for not having this project built,” Braley said. “But we have a greater community within Shawnee that is asking Shawnee to bring to them restaurants and entertainment and a more diverse housing product that we do not offer.”
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