Friday, May 25, 2007

Downtown Shawnee

Mike and I visited Joseph Lino on Monday and toured his SPECTACULAR condo on Johnson Drive in downtown Shawnee. This is the first new building in downtown since 1986 and he is preparing for another project on the same block that will house 26,000 square feet of commercial and residential space.

Joe and others are now moving quickly to improve the downtown area as Shawnee moves ever westward. In 2002 the city initiated downtown partnership aiming to reinvent the environment and improve its specific economy. Here are the design guidelines.

Additionally, the new downtown pool, Splash Cove opens this weekend!

1 comment:

Keri said...

Cool picture, did you take that Hesse?

I heard a great piece on NPR on sunday about the history of public pools. Maybe Cyd can talk about it a bit on Wednesday...or maybe it gets talked about more in Free Time. Bottom line: perceptions of "public" pools throughout the 20s, 30s, 40s etc...(with regard to users, rules, exclusions, etc) directly mirrors the larger racial issues of the day.