Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



New businesses in Mission. New business licenses have been taken out by Nothing Bundt Cakes at 6850 Johnson Drive in Mission and 3 Cups Media, 5913 Woodson. Nothing Bundt Cakes is now open and will hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday. 3 Cups Media offers marketing, branding, design and promotional products.

Steve Rose says TIF deals have paid off for Shawnee Mission schools in the past. Former Johnson County Sun Publisher Steve Rose used his weekend column in the Kansas City Star to look into how the Merriam Town Center tax increment financing (TIF) deal has worked out for the Shawnee Mission School District. Rose points out that when the retail development that was part of the TIF goes on the tax roles next year, the district will receive an additional $500,000 a year in property taxes — money that wouldn’t have been there for the district had the TIF not allowed the project to move forward. [Steve Rose: In Merriam, tax incentives have worked out — Kansas City Star]

Street closures in Mission, Merriam. Northbound Lamar will be detoured during working hours temporarily while WaterOne ties into a new main. The project is replacing an old main on 61st Street which will be closed to through traffic during the work. In Merriam, 67th Street will be closed at Carter starting this morning . The road should be re-opened by Wednesday morning. Maintenance also is being done by the railroad on the crossings at 65th and Carter and 74th and West Frontage at the same time. Motorists should use 75th Street or Shawnee Mission Parkway to avoid the closures.

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