Setting the stage for a new chapter of a vital Shawnee resource.
Progress continues on developing the Twin Lakes Master Plan. Notes from the January Advisory Committee meeting can be found here. The slides reflect the ideas generated in the Scenario Planning Workshop (also held in January) and input form previous meetings. The guiding principles shared with attendees of the workshop can be found here.
Slides from the December Advisory Committee are available here. The notes from the October Advisory Committee meeting can be found here. The meeting focused on highlights from the first Public Open House, and the information gathered from the online survey to date. The team also discussed guiding principles for the overall plan.
The first Advisory Committee meeting was held as part of a series of focus group meetings that took place in September 2022. Those slides can be reviewed here.
The first Public Open House was held on September 27, 2022! The consultant team gained valuable information that will help formulate initial planning and design ideas. They will work with city staff and an advisory team consisting of lake residents and public officials to refine ideas over the next 3-4 months, at which time we will hold a second public meeting to share initial design ideas. You can also review the display boards from the meeting here.
The online survey for the Twin Lakes Master Plan is now closed. Thank you to all those who participated. We will publish the results in late December or early January.
The Shawnee Twin Lakes Master Plan is an opportunity for the community to collaborate on how to best establish new development around the twin lakes area, promote recreational offerings, and enhance the overall protection of the lakes.
The Shawnee Twin Lakes are a vital water supply for the community, as well as an important residential area and recreational amenity for those in the vicinity of Shawnee.
The master plan is a continuation of the discussion that concluded in January 2022 about how to provide additional services, amenities, and resource protection for the lake area. The master plan, with assistance from Halff and Associates, will focus on how to balance development around and resource protection of the lake area. The study is scheduled to take approximately 9 months.
The consultant team is currently in Phase 1 of the project, and initiating Phase 2. You can see the roadmap of the project below.
As part of the project, the consultant will facilitate a survey to gain input regarding the future of the lake area, public town hall meetings, and focus groups. The first public town hall took place on September 27, 2022 at the Gordon Cooper Public Safety building in Shawnee.
The project is slated to be ready for final presentation and review in the Spring of 2023.
Questions about this project can be directed to Rian Harkins, Community Development Director, at 405-878-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.