The Shawnee Mission Rotary Club has proposed donating a street clock to a plaza area on the southeast corner of Johnson Drive and Woodson Road.
The clock would be 8.5 feet high from the base, but would be higher from the street because it would sit on the raised plaza. Johnson Drive is currently undergoing a total reconstruction that is expected to be complete later this fall.
That corner of the intersection has been designed as a plaza area and a fountain had been proposed for the plaza with seat walls that would serve as benches. Mike Lee, representing the Rotary Club, presented the clock idea to the city council this week. The club would raise the several thousand dollars required to purchase the clock, which would have two faces showing in the east-west directions and be lighted.
Lee showed two possible designs for the clock face. The club is suggesting the name of “Rotary Plaza” and asking to be able to have honorary plaques around the clock base. Mayor Steve Schowengerdt told Lee the proposal will be assigned to committee for discussion.