Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti. Photo courtesy Bill Nichols.
Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti. Photo courtesy Bill Nichols.

Gateway developer set to head to court in February to face lawsuit from contractor. Tom Valenti’s The Cameron Group in February will head to Johnson County District Court to face a lawsuit brought by Henderson Engineers, which claims the Mission Gateway developer failed to pay for $405,690 worth of work on the project. [Trial set for February in contractor lawsuit against Mission Gateway developer — The Pitch]

Valenti says he is committed to Gateway, but won’t guess when project will start. Even as his company faces lawsuits from Henderson and other contractors, Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti says he’s committed to the project. Valenti told KMBZ this week that he intends to continue work on a proposal for a mixed-use development. “We’ve been at this since 2005, 2006. We want to make it come to fruition, so we’re hanging in there. We’ve invested an incredible amount of money, but we try to finish what we start,” Valenti told the radio station. [Developer of the Mission Gateway says his firm is still committed — KMBZ]

Roeland Park is calling on artists, musicians for Music Under the Stars. Roeland Park is planning a celebration of music, art and community from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Roeland Park Community Center. It is inviting piano players and other musicians to take part as well as artists who would like to display their art or provide face painting. Musicians can play one to three selections. The event will take place at the Pianos on Parade installation outdoors. To perform or contribute, contact Lanee Morales-Fowler at no later than July 5.

Prairie Village schedules meeting on Meadowbrook park financing proposal. The city of Prairie Village on Monday will hold a public meeting to answer questions on the financing structure that’s proposed for the Meadowbrook redevelopment project, which will create a new public park on the site of the former country club. The meeting will be Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall.

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