This week Shawnee City Commissioners unanimously approved an annexation hearing request by North Rock Creek School so the district can keep the ball rolling toward new construction at the site.

This week Shawnee City Commissioners unanimously approved an annexation hearing request by North Rock Creek School so the district can keep the ball rolling toward new construction at the site.

Community Development Director Justin DeBruin said NRC's Board of Education asked the City of Shawnee to annex a 2-acre parcel of land that currently has a residential structure on it.

“With removal of this (structure) the plan would be to build an administrative building on the site,” he said.

DeBruin said the plot in question already is completely surrounded by NRC property.

He said his office recommends permission to proceed with mailing notice and newspaper notice.

An actual recommendation for annexation would likely happen on the Nov. 5 agenda after a hearing, he said.

“Annexation will allow expansion of the North Rock Creek School’s development, which immediately includes an administrative building, a sport’s complex, and additional site improvements,” the agenda memo reads.

Shawnee has approved two separate, but similar annexations in the past decade. On Oct. 17, 2011, 6.47 acres was annexed for development of a middle school and gymnasium. Most recently — on Jan. 17, 2017 — an additional 60.57 acres was annexed for the addition of a new high school.

A public hearing is tentatively set for Nov. 5, at a Shawnee City Commission meeting at City Hall.

Watch for updates.