In case you were wondering what the new Northland Christian School being constructed south of the cemetery on the SWC of US 169 and Shoal Creek Parkway will look like, I'm finally going to show you. In case you don't know where/what I'm talking about here is a map with the school site hatched.
The school has grown to the point where they are now a Class 1 MSHSAA team (and even won a state championship) and are planning on being in the Northland for a long time with this campus. The new site will have sports facilities and building which will have great visibility and frontage on US 169.
The building will be a very simple yet functional building. I guess when one is using donated and not taxed dollars there is an incentive to keep it simple (cough cough ahem public schools cough cough).
In addition to the school, the rest of the property to the west is coming through as a new subdivision which will have single family homes and will be marketed as "Holly Farms." Shoal Creek Parkway is to the top of the plan and US 169 is to the right.
What's cool about this project was the first time it went through the entitlement process it had a three lane wide NW 107th Street because it was supposed to be a collector street and "the book" says it should be that wide. However, there is no need to park nor any turning movements (see cemetery to the north of the street) so city staff contacted the developer and everyone agreed to make a two lane street but make the sidewalk eight feet wide vs "the book" standard of five and then widen the sidewalk from five feet to ten feet along future N Holly so that there could be a trail that would connect the neighborhood and new school to a future Twin Creeks trail system.
Ultimately folks who buy in this neighborhood (and those of you in Bristol) will be connected to Second and Line Creek Trail systems as shown by the purple lines in the map below.
Who says the public sector can't work with the private to get enhanced walk-ability/bike-ability and reduced impervious pavement and unnecessary asphalt government can't afford to maintain! If you want to read the Twin Creeks report, click this link to the KCMO open data site to download. In the meantime, it's about time some of the farm ground goes away along all of this infrastructure we've built. We've got to have some sort of tax base to pay for all of it.