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Prairie Village City Council approves feasibility study for community center near Harmon Park

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 10:40:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prairie Village, Kansas, is one step closer to a new community center after council members approved a feasibility study.

The City Council passed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) 9-0 on a joint study with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and the Johnson County Library.

According to Prairie Village Public Works documents, both the YMCA and library have infrastructure needs which could be solved with new facilities near Harmon Park, near West 77th Place and Delmar Street.

This action would keep the facilities in Prairie Village and allow for improved services, according to the documents.

The MOU calls for hiring a consultant to conduct a market sustainability study, which will survey residents of Prairie Village and cities in the surrounding service area.

After the study, if the YMCA, library and City of Prairie Village all agree the results are positive, the project will move forward.

Under the now-approved MOU, Prairie Village would fund the study up to $20,000, with a maximum of $50,000 allowed between the three entities.