Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Woodside Village project will increase housing stock in Westwood by almost 50 percent when completed.
Woodside Village project will increase housing stock in Westwood by almost 50 percent when completed.

Number of residences in Westwood to jump 46 percent when Woodside Village project is completed. City officials say there are currently 731 residences in Westwood, all of them single-family homes. That number will jump 46 percent when the 340-unit Woodside Village apartment project is fully completed. About 50 percent of the current housing stock was built before the city was incorporated in 1949.

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will collect natural Christmas trees from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will accept discarded Christmas trees at three locations: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road in Shawnee; the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road in Olathe, and the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Trees can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce December luncheon features Bill Severns. Bill Severns, a former professional baseball player and author of “Keepers of the Sandlot” will be the feature speaker Dec. 15 for the Northeast Johnson County Chamber luncheon. Severns is a motivational speaker who discusses the impact of baseball on kids and the role of parents in their children’s development. The event will be at the Deer Creek Golf Club, 7000 W. 133rd St., Overland Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members.

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