Twin Lakes Master Plan

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Setting the stage for a new chapter of a vital Shawnee resource.

UPDATE (1/2/2024):
Updated Final Draft documents are now available, with the Summary Report found here, and the Technical Report available via this link. The overall plan will be on the January 2024 City Commission meeting agenda for approval.

The draft of the Twin Lakes Master Plan is now available!  The summary draft can be read here, with the complete technical report available here.  The plan will be presented to the City Commission at their December 2023 meeting.  The Planning Commission will review the item at their December 6, 2023 meeting.

The meeting slides from the October 2023 Advisory Team meeting are available here.

Progress from Spring 2023 until the Fall has been steady, with frequent  discussions between the consultant team and staff as various elements are refined.  More to follow...

Thank you to those who attended the Public Open House on March 27th! If you missed the meeting, or would like to view the display boards again, please click here.  The concept for Glen Collins Park can be found by clicking here.  The concept for Kiwanis Park can be found here and the boat ramp area at Lake #1 is available here. The next steps in the process include finalizing the consensus concept, finishing implementation strategies, and moving toward a working draft of the overall plan.  Stay tuned for more details.

Progress continues on developing the Twin Lakes Master Plan.  Notes from the January  2023 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 2022 Advisory Committee are available here.  The notes from the October 2022 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.
Project Roadmap-01v2
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.

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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