|Over the next two years, you will be noticing some big changes in downtown Shawnee.
Nieman Now! encompasses four stormwater projects and a major enhancement to Nieman Road between Shawnee Mission Parkway and 55th Street. Additionally, in the future, several other adjacent streets will be upgraded to provide great pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the entire area.
The focal point of Nieman Now! is turning Nieman Road into a three lane road with a bike and pedestrian path on one side and sidewalk on the other. We’ll also be adding trees, benches and signs and upgrading the street light fixtures. The project is still under design but construction is expected to start in late 2017 and finished up by Fall of 2018.
The other driver for the project is addressing flooding issues by enhancing both the capacity and the appearance of the Turkey Creek Tributary that meanders through Downtown. The first phase that is happening right now is the big Nieman South stormwater project that is under construction just north of Shawnee Mission Parkway. Crews are redirecting the water and installing a concrete channel that will have a walking trail next to it that will extend from West 62nd Street to Nieman Road. A pedestrian bridge will be built at 62nd Street to connect that neighborhood to the west and to the businesses on Nieman Road. A sidewalk will be added east along 62nd Street building toward the connection with the Turkey Creek Trail that runs to downtown Kansas City. That project is scheduled to be wrapped up in the Spring.
At the April 24, 2017 City Council meeting, members approved several new developments with Nieman Now!
We held a neighborhood meeting in January about the Nieman Now! project. Here is a link to the presentation that was shown at that meeting.
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- Final plans approved for the 6200 Nieman storm drainage improvements
- Authorization granted to acquire property at 10914-10924 Shawnee Mission Parkway
- Final plans approved for the Nieman Middle storm drainage improvements
- Project budget increase improved for Nieman Road to allow for relocating utilities underground