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Planned Unit Developments, explained

Raymore’s most recent zoning map. Currently, there are only a few PUD zones. In addition to being a PUD zone, Creekmoor is also among the largest single zones in the city. Planned Unit Developments, explained By Raymore Journal staff A topic the city council recently discussed was Planned Unit Developments, or PUDs. The term may sound familiar to anyone paying attention to recent development proposals, but what is it? That was the question Development Services Director David Gress answered for city leaders. With PUDs popping up in some proposals, including the Allera subdivision featured...

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Cass County residents have among lowest credit card debt

Cass County residents have among lowest credit card debt By Raymore Journal staff It may be hard for some Raymore residents to believe given the current economic climate, but Cass County has some of the lowest credit card debt in Missouri. Results of a new study published by online financial advising firm SmartAsset has Cass County ranked among the top 10 Missouri counties with the lowest credit card debt per capita. By analyzing credit card debt as a percentage of both income and wealth, the data found the following counties have the lowest credit card debt index: Osage Perry Miller Lafayette Benton Genevieve Cooper Louis Ray Cass These...

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Dutch Bros. Coffee’s newest location in Belton

Rally House and Dutch Bros. Coffee open locations in Belton

Dutch Bros. Coffee’s newest location in Belton is the first in Missouri. (Courtesy photo) Rally House and Dutch Bros. Coffee open locations in Belton By Raymore Journal staff Two retail companies are open for business in Belton, both of which residents may already be familiar with. Rally House Perhaps a recognizable name to most Cass County residents, Rally House’s newest location is at 910 E. North Avenue in the Belton Town Center Shopping Center. Based in Lenexa, the specialty sports store started as Kansas Sampler before expanding to become Rally House. Now, Rally House has more than...

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Belton Regional Medical Center names new chief financial officer

Belton Regional Medical Center names new chief financial officer By Raymore Journal staff Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare provider—has named Lindsey Kaminski as chief financial officer. Kaminski comes to Belton Regional Medical Center from another HCA Midwest Health hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she served as controller since 2016. In her new position, Kaminski will oversee the financial, accounting and budgetary functions of Belton Regional Medical Center, a 71-bed acute care hospital...

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Ray-Pec schools receive large chunk of county’s May tax disbursements

Ray-Pec schools receive large chunk of county’s May tax disbursements By Raymore Journal staff Last month, Cass County Collector of Revenue Chris Molendorp distributed more than $800,000 in property tax funds, including more than $140,000 to schools in Raymore and Peculiar. According to the latest numbers from Molendorp, Cass County public schools received nearly $490,000 in property tax disbursements in May. That accounts for more than 60% of all tax dollars distributed. Ray-Pec R-2 – $140,851.30 Belton #124 – $113,560.22 Harrisonville R-9 – $72,085.48 Pleasant Hill R-3 – $47,003.95 Sherwood...

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Belton Police Athletic Association cancels rifle raffle

Belton-based Retail Therapy is donating these jerseys to replace the AR-15 rifle hosted by the Belton Police Athletic Association. Belton Police Athletic Association cancels rifle raffle By Raymore Journal staff The Belton Police Athletic Association will no longer be raffling an AR-15 in the wake of several high-profile mass shootings across the nation in recent weeks. The Belton Police Department has confirmed that the Belton Police Athletic Association has cancelled one of its fundraising efforts D.A.R.E. programs in Belton schools. For about three decades, the Belton Police Athletic Association...

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City officials giving residents/business owners voice to shape Raymore’s future

City officials giving residents/business owners voice to shape Raymore’s future By Raymore Journal staff Does your vision of the future of Raymore seem different than the direction the city is going? Residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of Raymore during the city’s Community Conversation in July. The city government is inviting Raymore residents, business owners and stakeholders to attend a Community Conversation on Wednesday, July 27. The even will be held at Centerview, located at 227 Municipal Circle. As with previous conversations, the University of Kansas Public Management...

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Home Development Projects

Projects across Raymore: Allera subdivision’s new ‘live/work’ concept

Various home concepts for the proposed Allera subdivision east of Outer Road, south of Johnston Drive, west of Dean Ave. and north of Lucy Webb Road. These drawings were submitted to the Raymore City Council on April 11, 2022. Projects across Raymore: Allera subdivision’s new ‘live/work’ concept By Raymore Journal staff In a series of stories, The Raymore Journal will provide residents with a detailed overview of community development projects. This second installment of the series will focus on one specific project: the Allera subdivision and its novel live/work concept. A proposed 170-lot...

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Public library invites residents to design new Bookmobile

Public library invites residents to design new Bookmobile By Raymore Journal staff Seventy-four years ago last month, the Cass County Public Library dedicated its first bookmobile at a parade on the Harrisonville square. Now, in 2022, production is in progress on the newest CCPL Bookmobile, a modified RV that is scheduled to hit the roads around Cass County this fall. The library has contracted with the manufacturer of the new bookmobile for a full vinyl wrap that will decorate and brand the exterior of the vehicle. The final design will be created by the manufacturer’s in-house graphics department,...

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