District architect invites public comment on Indian Hills renovations

Many Indian Hills parents would prefer a smaller school — but would choose a combined Indian Hills and Mission Valley over an Indian Hills with reduced course offerings.

Gould Evans, the Shawnee Mission School District’s architecture firm, will be holding a citizen participation meeting Thursday on proposed renovations and additions to Indian Hills Middle School.

The meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at Indian Hills, will give citizen an opportunity to comment on the proposed work on the school’s library, administrative offices, multipurpose room and auxiliary gym.

The city of Prairie Village’s Planning Commission will have to approve plans for the renovations before work on the building can proceed. The Planning Commission is expected to take up the plans at its July 5 meeting, during which the public will have another chance to offer feedback.