Revised plan for former Wonderscope site in downtown Shawnee ditches apartments for smaller townhomes

After neighboring residents opposed a plan for a multi-story apartment complex on the former site of the Wonderscope Children's Museum, developers returned Wednesday with an entirely new plan for two-story townhomes. The city's planning commission and residents all spoke in support of the revised plan, and the commission advanced the project.

After Shawnee rejected plans for five-story apartments on the old Wonderscope museum site downtown, the developer has now received preliminary approval for townhomes there instead.

Jason Swords with Sunflower Development Group has proposed to build 26 two-story townhomes over four buildings at 5700 King Street in downtown Shawnee. The site is bordered by the frontages of King, Flint and West 57th streets.