Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Mission Corporate Center

Arkansas partnership buys Mission Corporate Centre. CapRocq, an Arkansas-based real estate firm, has made an $8 million real estate investment in the Mission Corporate Centre on Foxridge Drive near Johnson Drive. It is the second Mission investment for the group, the first being in Mission Towers. CapRocq said the Mission Corporate Centre is 72 percent leased. The 116,075 square foot office building was built in 1969 and renovated in 1998. Mission Bank is among the tenants. [CapRocq buys $8M Mission Corporate Centre in Kansas – Arkansas Business]

Party in Quail Creek Park tonight. The Merriam Parks Department and Downtown Merriam Partnership are putting on “Party in Your Park” tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Quail Creek Park, 7024 Grandview Ave. Food, live music (country/rock), yard games and a bounce house are part of the fun. Admission is free and residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

More coverage of reemergence of Highland Cemetery board. The Star ran a profile of new Highland Cemetery board chair Marianne Noll and the group’s work to reinvigorate the operation. You can see our story from earlier this week here. [New hope for Highland Cemetery in Prairie Village — Kansas City Star]

Westwood police get backing from community. Westwood Police Chief Greg O’Halloran told the city council Thursday that in the days since the Dallas shootings, the department has had several citizens make contact to thank the officers for their service. O’Halloran also described the department’s extensive training and education on racial issues and bias.

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