Archive for February 2014

Thomson Walker Fights Eminent Domain in Mission Woods, Kansas

Thomson Walker has been engaged by the owners of an office building in Mission Woods, Kansas to fight an eminent domain proceeding that would condemn the building on Shawnee Mission Parkway. As one of only two attorneys in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area to be recognized by Best Lawyers for Eminent Domain Law, Spencer Thomson is well-versed to represent the building owner who denies that the building is unfit.

For a summary of the history and eminent domain proceedings, see The Prairie Village Post article “Mission Woods holds off on using eminent domain to acquire Shawnee Mission Parkway Building”

Thomson Walker Recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

Thomson Walker, LLC is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as a 2014 Tier 2 Best Law Firm by U.S. Bank and The Best Lawyers.

Spencer Thomson was also recognized by The Best Lawyers again in 2014. Since 2007, Spencer has been recognized every year by The Best Lawyers in the areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law.

Emporia Pavilions Project Reviewed by Emporia City Commission

Spencer Thomson appeared on behalf of Emporia Land Development, LLC on February 12, 2014, before the Emporia, Kansas City Commission to provide an overview of the developer’s filing of a Tax Increment Financing Application and a Planned Unit District Application. The Applications relate to the project named “Emporia Pavilions”.

For further details about the City Commission meeting, see The Emporia Gazette article: “City Commission reviews development proposal at 24th and Industrial”

The City Commission Study Session meeting was followed by a neighborhood meeting in Emporia, Kansas at the Flint Hills Technical College. The public was asked to listen the development proposal and voice their initial concerns: “Public takes advantage of first chance to discuss Emporia Pavilions development.”

Thomson Walker is representing the developer on the project.

Thomson Walker Participating in Emporia, Kansas Development

Thomson Walker is advising Emporia Land Development, LLC in the developer’s efforts to bring a new multi-user development to Emporia, Kansas. Initial details were released by the Emporia Gazette on February 8, 2014:

“Developers behind grocery store, retail project”

For more information about the project, please contact Spencer Thomson at 816.875.3313.