Sunflower Development Group planning to build 5-story residential complex on site of former Wonderscope Children’s Museum

A rendering of preliminary plans for a residential complex on the site of the former Wonderscope Children's Museum. Sunflower Development Group shared tentative plans with neighboring residents last week on their proposal for the site. Image credit NSPJ Architects.

A new residential development is on the horizon for the site of the former Wonderscope Children’s Museum near downtown Shawnee.

Sunflower Development Group, based in Kansas City, Missouri, tentatively plans to build a 5-story apartment complex with 185 to 190 market-rate units at 5700 King St.

Jason Swords, a partner with Sunflower Development Group, said all plans are preliminary and subject to change. At this point, Sunflower plans to invest $45 million in the project.