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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Cedar Niles Park Development Project

(Updated Nov. 30, 2020)

Project Name: Cedar Niles Park Development

Date authorized: Project approved through Capital Improvement Plan

Project Authorization: $5,609,610

Delivery Method: Design, Bid, Build

Design Firm: Confluence

Contractor: Pyramid Contractors Inc.

Completion Date: Substantial Completion anticipated May 2021

Future Pending Action(s): No action required from BOCC

Update: On November 20, 2019 the JCPRD Board authorized entering into an agreement with Pyramid Contractors Inc. to serve as the general contractor for the project. The planned 957 acres west of Hwy 7 and south of 119th Street contains many natural assets including streams, dramatic topography, and diverse plant life. Initial development includes trails, pedestrian bridges, trailhead parking, picnic shelter, playground, and restroom facility. The contractor has completed approximately 72% of the construction.

The project schedule is now being impacted by a delay in receiving the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from FEMA. Three of the pedestrian bridges crossing Cedar Creek cannot be constructed until FEMA issues a CLOMR for the impacted floodplain. Wilson Engineering has submitted clarifications to FEMA on the hydraulic modeling. Johnson County Public Works has also reached out to the state and FEMA to see where the CLOMR review and approval stands. The remaining bridge and asphalt projects will be completed once a CLOMR has been provided by FEMA and weather will allow.

In December of 2018 JCPRD purchased the 75 acre Stoneridge property located in the middle of and surrounded by Cedar Niles Park. The addition brings Cedar Niles Park to 1,032 acres. The Stoneridge property features multiple structures including a large single family house, enclosed barn, open air arena, and horse stable. Master planning of the Stoneridge property is currently underway with completion of that study scheduled for fall of 2020. The Stoneridge master plan does not impact the first phase of park development currently under construction.

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