Johnson County approves $1M loan for ‘workforce housing’ development in Shawnee

The planned Hedge Lane development is set to be built just west of K-7 and 75th Street. Image via Johnson County documents.

A Shawnee apartment complex that will accept rent-reducing housing vouchers crossed a final hurdle to construction Thursday when the county commission okayed a $1 million loan to the developer.

Why now? Developer Jason Swords had asked for the loan to cover the gap in financing caused by post-pandemic supply chain pressures and inflation of construction costs.