The City of Shawnee is investing in an improvement district to better connect area residents to a new 300-unit residential development in Western Shawnee.
Developed by Bank of Blue Valley and Prieb Homes, the new 20-acre single-family subdivision, dubbed Greens of Chapel Creek, will be located between Clare and Gleason roads; However, Clear Creek Parkway currently dead ends after crossing K-7. That’s where Shafer, Kline & Warren steps in.
The improvement district being offered to the developers as an incentive includes $1.6 million in special assessments that will go toward the construction of an extension of a new Clear Creek Parkway. Shafer Kline & Warren has been selected to lead that project, an estimated value of $5.2 million.
As the Clear Creek Parkway project lead, SKW is providing site survey, as well as roadway, lighting, recreational trail and storm sewer design, and the construction observation to ensure the Clear Creek Parkway extension to Clare Road is done according to plan. Terracon will provide geotechnical engineering, while Landworks Studio will serve as landscape architect.
In addition to passing through the new development, the Clear Creek Parkway will split Shawnee Golf and Country Club and include golf cart underpasses. SKW partnered with Landworks Studios to develop the proposed design and landscape architecture that incorporates the stonework and sculptures from the K-7 Bridge into the connection of Clear Creek Parkway and Gleason Road.
Additionally, Brian Johanning, SKW vice president for infrastructure and development, will leverage his 10 years of experience in residential and commercial development as the project’s development liaison to assure the project meets the public and private needs.
“This alignment will be an important and beautiful asset for the community as it grows and develops,” Johanning said. “Each of us on the team at SKW will use our experience and expertise to ensure it fulfills the needs for the developers, the golf course and the entire community.”
The $5.2 million project is underway and is slated to be completed in late 2016.