Roeland Park and Mission have started work on a development plan for the northeast corner of Johnson Drive and Roe Avenue, a vacant piece of ground that lies in both cities with Roeland Park owning the dominant land area. A small section is in Fairway. As part of the planning, a survey is available to residents or business owners to weigh in on what kind of development would be appropriate.
The four-question survey asks residents to first give a perception of the intersection from busy and attractive to ugly and quiet with a number of other choices in between. The survey also asks about preferred building height and the type of development preferred on the site, from open space to mixed use with a variety of other choices. Participants can rank their preferences for economic incentives, walkability, tax revenue and visual appeal.
The survey is targeted to residents and business owners of the two cities, but anyone is welcome to participate, according to Mission’s Glen Cole. One question will capture residency and relationship to the area.
A joint steering committee with representatives of the two cities is working on the plans for the intersection. Cole said respondents should take the survey this week to make sure their preferences are included.