Veterans Park progress
Spring Hill Public Works crews will continue working this year to deliver this high-quality park our community can be proud of. In 2018, groundwork was completed for Spring Hill’s newest park. Public Works crews cleared and grubbed expansive areas on the west side of Spring Hill City Lake in the early spring. By late summer, survey work was complete and some dirt work began as well. However, work was shut down in late fall due to wet conditions.
Programming is set to return to the Civic Center gymnasium this year. The gym can accomodate pickleball, basketball and volleyball as well as a walking track. We plan to have age-specific open gym hours throughout the weeks as well as performances on our upgraded and accessible stage. The Spring Hill Recreation Commission also plans to return programming to the Civic Center this year.
New online payments
Rolling out in 2019, new payment systems for utility billing, municipal court and Community Development will begin. As the year moves forward, residents will be able to make payments online to Community Development and Municipal Court as well as a new look for utility billing. Stay tuned to future newsletters for information on each new payment option!
Lincoln Street Year 3
Public Works crews will continue to improve and replace this heavily-traveled street in the Spring Hill Industrial Park. In 2018, Public Works replaced more than 225 feet of roadway with new concrete. The roadway is part of a five-year project, completed entirely by Spring Hill Public Works.
Another year of growth was in store for Spring Hill in 2018. With new businesses, more residential building permits than ever before and a City facility renovation complete, it was an exciting 2018.
Civic Center revitalization complete
The year-long renovation saw its way to completion in August. The $3 million renovation included a modernized gymnasium and performance stage, upgraded rentable spaces, expanded City Council chambers and Municipal Courtroom, new payment and reservation windows, an upgraded courtyard and renovated City Hall offices among other improvements.
Record number of single-family home permits
Residential growth is still booming in Spring Hill. The Community Development department processed 147 new single-family home (NSF) permits, a new single-year record, as of Dec. 27. Total number of permits for 2018 topped 649. In 2017, 144 NSF permits were issued and 57 permits in 2016.
Businesses find home in Spring Hill
Several new businesses found a home in Spring Hill this year, from local shops to large corporations. Several new businesses opened along Main Street and Webster Street along with commercial expansions and openings and a new industrial park tenant.
Lone Elm Road bridge nearly complete
This bridge, located at 207th Street and Lone Elm Road, is expected to open this month, connecting Lone Elm Road to U.S. 169. The project was a part of Johnson County’s County Assistance Road System (CARS) program and Federal Fund Exchange.
Broadband Task Force makes recommendation
The Broadband Task Force made their recommendation for Internet in Spring Hill to the City Council in a joint work session in February. The Task Force worked with CTC Technology and Energy for about six months on a fiber feasibility study for a potential fiber-to-the-premises network (FTTP), which aims to answer two questions: Is the idea possible, and should you move forward with it? To view their recommendation, visit www.springhillks.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=326