The following programs are available for properties located within downtown Shawnee:
The Shawnee Economic Development Council Executive Committee created the Downtown Recognition Awards in 2004, to acknowledge the significant contribution of downtown area businesses to Shawnee’s economic vitality. The Downtown Impact and Downtown Revitalization awards are presented annually during Business Appreciation Month.
In February 2002, the City Council authorized a study of the downtown area. The report generated through that project included many recommendations, and culminated in the appointment of the Shawnee Downtown Partnership (SDP) in late 2002. The Shawnee Downtown Partnership exists for the purpose of aiding, promoting, and encouraging the enhancement of Downtown Shawnee. Members are Downtown business owners and other community leaders who share an interest in the growth of Downtown.
Maintaining a positive image is important to the City and the Shawnee Downtown Partnership. The appearance of the downtown area plays a vital role in the perception of the quality of the community. The City wants to encourage businesses to invest in their buildings by making attractive improvements. The improved appearance of buildings will make downtown more attractive to customers and to new businesses, contributing to the enhanced viability of the entire area, and to the entire community. It is with these goals in mind that the Downtown Improvement Program was created.
The Shawnee Downtown Partnership meets bi-monthly at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like more information or if you have questions, please contact the City's Neighborhood Planner at (913) 742-6226.
2017 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
After Hours - Date to be determined
Downtown Partnership Update Newsletters (pdf)
Downtown Partnership Members