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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Major County Projects

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Johnson County is moving forward with a number of projects which have been in discussion and development for several years. You'll soon see these new and exciting efforts become a reality. Across Johnson County, you'll see updates to existing infrastructure, new construction on parks and libraries, and the development of capital projects that will guide our county and region well into the future.

Below you'll find more information on each of the major projects around Johnson County.

County Projects

Big Bull Creek Park

Big Bull Creek Park is slated to open in late 2017, with a park police substation and maintenance building, playground, shelters, trails and group camping areas. The 2,000-acre park, located between Edgerton and Gardner, will offer recreation amenities unmatched in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Learn more about the project on the park's website.

Date authorized: Dec. 16, 2015

Project authorization: $5,625,000 (from JCPRD's issuance of COPs)

Delivery method: Design, bid, build

Design firm: RDG Planning & Design

Contractor: National Streetscape Inc.

Completion date: November 2017

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, in Overland Park, will opens its doors to the public in June. The grand opening will include the unveiling of the Johnson County Museum's signature event, "Becoming Johnson County" and its KidScape experience. Learn more about this project at the Arts & Heritage homepage.

Date authorized: March 12, 2015

Project authorization: $22,469,458 (including bond costs)

Delivery method: Construction manager as constructor

Design firm: SFS Architecture

Contractor: McCownGordon Construction

Completion date: Feb. 20, 2017 (partial substantial completion)

Johnson County Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse

The need for a new courthouse has been reviewed several times over the last 15 years and the new facility will serve the county's judicial needs for more than 75 years. Stay up-to-date on this project at jocopublicsafety.org.

Date authorized: Jan. 12, 2017

Project authorization: $245 million (includes coroner facility and demolition)

Delivery method: Design-build

Design firm: TBD

Contractor: TBD

Completion date: Q4 2020

Coroner’s Facility

Coroner Facility

The county's first coroner's facility will allow law enforcement and local forensics experts to track potential public health issues. The coroner facility's design will begin later this year. Stay current on this project at jocopublicsafety.org.

Date authorized: Jan. 12, 2017

Project authorization: $245 million (includes courthouse and demolition)

Delivery method: Construction manager as constructor

Design firm: TBD

Contractor: TBD

Completion date: Q2 2020

Lexington Lake Park

Lexington Lake Park

Lexington Lake Park, previously referred to as the Rieke Lake property, is 465-acres located west of De Soto and north of K-10 Highway. The site includes a 30-acre fishing lake, as well as a mix of woodlands, forest and open areas. Learn more at the park's website.

Date authorized: Feb. 18, 2015

Project authorization: $3,075,000

Delivery method: Design, bid, build

Design firm: Schlagel & Associates

Contractor: Max Rieke and Brothers Inc.

Completion date: May 2017

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

Johnson County Wastewater is proceeding with detailed design for improvements and an expansion of the Tomahawk Creek wastewater treatment facility in Leawood. The expansion will allow the county to treat all wastewater flow on site and will provide the most cost-effective, long-term solution for JCW customers and will improve treatment operations by applying cutting-edge technologies.

Date authorized: July 31, 2014 (project definition); May 5, 2016 (design)

Project authorization: $280 million (2015 dollars)

Delivery method: Construction manager as risk (CMAR)

Design firm: Black & Veatch/HDR Engineers

Contractor: TBD

Completion date: April 30, 2018 (design); Dec. 31, 2022 (construction)

Lenexa City Center Library

Lenexa City Center LibraryJohnson County Library's master plan calls for relocating the Lackman branch to a 40,000-square-foot location at Lenexa City Center. This library will more than double in size and expand its range of services for Lenexa and the surrounding area. Learn more at the Library's City Center homepage.

Date authorized: May 5, 2016

Project authorization: $21,570,000 (including bond costs)

Delivery method: Turner Construction

Design firm: Hollis + Miller Architects

Contractor: Turner Construction

Completion date: Q2 2019

Meadowbrook Park

Meadowbrook ParkThe Meadowbrook Park redevelopment in Prairie Village is a mixed-used project that includes green space owned, operated and maintained by the county's Park and Recreation District. The remaining acreage of the former Meadowbrook Golf and County Club will be privately developed into residential communities and commercial projects with multiple housing options. Learn more about this project on the park's website.

Date authorized: Dec. 16, 2015 and May 18, 2016

Project authorization: $8,400,000 (estimated, based on projected TIF funds)

Delivery method: Design, bid, build

Design firm: Landworks Studio

Contractor: TBD

Completion date: April/May 2018

Monticello Library

Monticello LibraryShawnee's Monticello Library is anticipated to break ground in 2017 with opening slated in mid-2018. Extensive citizen input and planning sessions with library staff and county officials assured success of this long-anticipated branch. Learn more at the Library's Monticello homepage.

Date authorized: May 5, 2016

Project authorization: $18,555,000 (including bond costs)

Delivery method: Construction manager as constructor

Design firm: The Clark Enersen Partners

Contractor: McCownGordon Construction

Completion date: Q2 2018