SMSD decides against plans to turn former Meadowbrook Country Club into park

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SHAWNEE, Kan. —  The Shawnee Mission School board has voted not to go forward with a vote for a new park.

The board met Wednesday to discuss turning the former Meadowbrook Country Club into a park.

The board was only required to take a vote if it wanted to veto the plan. Instead, they took no action, allowing the project to move forward.

The now closed Meadowbrook Country Club is owned by Van Trust Real Estate.

It sits on 136-acres of land in Prairie Village at 91st and Nall.

88 acres would be used for one of the largest parks in the metro. The park would be funded by bonds paid off with TIF money. But on Wednesday during the meeting, major concern was brought up on financing the project.

Shawnee Mission’s superintendent says there are a lot more TIFs on the plate right now.



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