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Fairfax Bridge Demolition

Middle Bridge - Demo 2As of Jan 29th, the Fairfax bridge is completely down and the next phase of constructing the new US 69 bridge is underway. Two-way traffic will continue to be open on the Platte Purchase Bridge while the new bridge is under construction.  The new bridge is expected to be completed December 2016.Bridge after blast

First Annual Eagle Days at Kaw Point Park

Eagle PairThe first annual Eagle Days at Kaw Point Park in the Fairfax District was held Friday, Jan 30 and Saturday, Jan 31.  According to Mike Calwell, a volunteer of the Friends of Kaw Point Park, “over 200 people attended. There was a good number (of eagles) that visited the park those days but we typically saw between 3 and 5 at any one time. They were actively feeding on fish so we got to see a lot of aerial acrobatics.  They were spectacular.”  The official dates for "best watching opportunities" are Dec 15th thru March 1st.  So, there is still time to see the eagles throughout February.Eagle in flight

The next annual event will be held January 29th & 30th, 2016.

Two Fairfax Businesses Ranked As Top Area Manufacturers

The Kansas City Business Journal ranked the Top 25 Area Manufacturers in the January 16, 2015 edition by local full-time equivalent employees. Congratulations to General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant (3,450 local employees) and Langley Empire Candle Co. (300 local employees) that are residents of the Fairfax District.

Also, congratulations to Alphapointe (210 local employees), a long-time associate member, of the Fairfax Industrial Association and also ranked in the Top 25.

FIA Works for You: February 2015

Construction projects continue to move forward in the Fairfax District.  Our most exciting event during the month of January was watching the Fairfax Bridge being brought down. This was a 3 phase process and went off without a hitch.  See our article in this newsletter for more pictures and information. 

Although slightly delayed, the 2014 $100,000 CMIP budgeted from the Unified Government for the Fairfax District will be done this spring.  We will have curbs and sidewalks repaired and replaced along Sunshine Road.  Then the 2015 $100,000 CMIP money will be used to finish repairs along Sunshine and continue on to Fiberglas Road.  This reinvestment is due to the on-going partnership between FIA and the UG.

It’s time for the Fairfax District Banner program renewal.  As most of you have seen, we have colorful Welcome banners throughout our district.  These were first put up in January 2013 with an expected replacement time of 2 years.  Businesses are offered the opportunity to sponsor their own banner and have their company name and logo on the banner.  We will be sending out more information on this within the next few weeks. 

FIA is working for you.  Please contact Melissa Clark if you ever have any questions or need assistance.  She can be reached at 913-915-2327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New FIA District Patrol Officer

Miguel PenaOfficer Miguel Pena has been assigned to Fairfax as our new district patrol officer for 2015. Officer Pena can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Non-Emergency dispatch 913-596-3000. For emergencies always call 911.

Marty Quinn of Industrial Lumber continues to serve as our FIA Security Chairperson. He can be reached at 913-281-1190 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding security, please do not hesitate in contacting Officer Pena or Marty.

Thank You to Officer Bryan Rausch for serving as our district patrol officer for 2014.

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