Facility Projects

New courthouse building, with tan bricks and glass windows

Facilities Management is working on several major facility projects to support county operations. These projects will benefit both county staff and the public, providing offices and work spaces as well as amenities for visitors to use.

Learn more about facility projects throughout Johnson County, including new buildings, improvements to existing buildings, outdoor public spaces and more.

Shawnee MED-ACT Station

Ambulance parked outside of new MED-ACT station in Shawnee

MED-ACT Station 1131 is located off Midland Drive and Bell Road in Shawnee. The new station will improve ambulance coverage and response times for the north-central area of Johnson County.

The station supports an emergency medical response crew for 24/7 operations. The approximately 5,400-square-foot facility houses the third ambulance to serve Shawnee, adding to the two existing crew locations that each house an ambulance.

Timeline: This project is complete.

Olathe MED-ACT Station

MED-ACT Station 1156 will be located in Olathe at Spruce Street and N. Monroe Street, next the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

The new station will improve ambulance coverage and response times to this area of Olathe. It will support 2-4 crew members daily, and feature an apparatus bay for ambulances and mobile communications vehicle as well as bunk spaces.

Timeline: This project is expected to be complete in 2025.

Merriam Plaza Library

Front entrance and walkway of Merriam Plaza Library

The new Merriam Plaza Library replaced the existing Antioch Library, located at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Antioch. The new library is located a few blocks away on the campus of the Merriam Community Center. New amenities include a drive-thru for materials returns and holds pickup, new shelving, an updated Kids and early literacy area and more.

Timeline: This project is complete.

Lenexa MED-ACT Station

Exterior of new MED-ACT station in Lenexa with car parked in front

MED-ACT Station 1135 is located off Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road in Lenexa, adjacent to the North Central Multi-Services Center. A renovated car wash, the new station provides centrally located services in densely populated areas of Lenexa.

The new station features an apparatus bay and vehicle storage, supporting the existing ambulance crew for Medic 1135. It can house up to 11 vehicles (SUVs and ambulances) and has six available bunk spaces.

Timeline: This project is complete.

New Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Tan storefront of new Household Hazardous Waste Facility

A new Household Hazardous Waste drop-off facility will replace the existing facility in Mission. The new facility will be located off College Boulevard and Mastin Street in Overland Park, in a building that used to be a car wash.

The same items will be accepted at the new facility, including unwanted latex paint, stain, yard chemicals, cleaners, tires and more. The new facility will also include a Free Store and sell re-blended latex paint. It will be open to Johnson County residents by appointment only.

Timeline: This project is complete.

Johnson County Square Project: Phase 2

Residents enjoy live music at a performance stage at the Johnson County Square

Photo courtesy of Olathe Chamber of Commerce

The second phase of the Johnson County Square project included upgrading the public square with a multipurpose platform, a historical plaza, an art garden play area and tree grove seating.

The multi-purpose platform and an art garden play area are located at the northern end. The History Plaza is located near the Children of the Trails Fountain at the southern end. The new tree grove with seating is located at the southeast corner.

Timeline: The project is complete.