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the Johnson County courtyard in front of the courthouse

Open house tonight on Johnson County Square

Are you interested in the latest plans for the new Johnson County Square in downtown Olathe? The county, in coordination with the city of Olathe, is gathering feedback about the preferred concept for the site. Community members are welcome to get involved by attending the public open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the Lower Level Conference Room 0200 at the Johnson County Administrative Building (111 S. Cherry St.) in Olathe.

During the open house, the public will review detailed exhibits that describe improvements for the new square. No formal presentation will be made. The public is welcome to stop by anytime during the meeting’s timeframe. Staff from the county and the design-build and community engagement team will be present to discuss the concept, answer questions, and gather feedback to inform the next steps of the design process.

Background

Construction is underway on Johnson County’s new 28-courtroom courthouse located at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe Street in downtown Olathe. It will open in 2021. Thereafter, activities from the existing courthouse will be moved to the new building and the old courthouse will be demolished. That will create a new space known as the “County Square.”

For more information

Visit the project webpage to view concept options and the details, as well as the results of public survey conducted last fall. For additional information, contact Dan Wehmueller, Johnson County project manager, at [email protected]. You may also follow the county and city on social media and use the #JoCoSquare hashtag.  

 

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