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  • Beyond the Loop Study

    August 21, 2017

    A public open house will be held at 5-7pm on Tuesday, August 22nd at MARC’s offices to update the public on the “Beyond the Loop” study progress to date. This will include the unveiling of conceptual alternatives being explored to improve, modify, or remove the northern portion of Kansas City’s Downtown highway loop.

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    • As part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team, Confluence is leading the urban design and economic development efforts associated with consolidating and/or removing a portion of the highway to make way for additional development, increased community connectivity, and strengthening the physical relationship between the Downtown Central Business District, the Historic River Market District, and the Columbus Park Neighborhood.  The study effort also includes exploring alternatives for replacing the existing Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge with a new Missouri River Bridge, including related connections to the Downtown Airport and the West Bottoms area.

      More information can be found here. After August 22nd, the project website will be updated to include materials shared with the public.

  • Crossroads Mixed-Use Project / Edina, Minnesota

    July 29, 2017

    Confluence is excited to be involved in the new Crossroads mixed-use project in Edina, Minnesota. One of the first of its kind in North America, the project includes two residential towers connected by a pedestrian and bicycle cable bridge that spans a busy intersection of the 6-lane France Avenue thoroughfare. If approved, this iconic feature will provide the missing link in the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail.

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    • This bike and pedestrian friendly development proposed by EG Capital and designed by DJR Architects introduces mixed use, residential, office and retail development with the public realm and an integrated public pedestrian bridge connecting the Three Rivers Park district Nine Mile Creek Trail with the Edina Promenade. One of the first of its kind In North America, this pedestrian and bike cable bridge spans a busy intersection of France Avenue, a six lane thoroughfare, and is structurally part of the two towers and the internal public circulation. Confluence is proud to be a part of this creative and forward thinking team.

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  • Streetcar Extension

    June 2, 2017

    Confluence was proud to be part of the team that explored the feasibility of a riverfront extension to the KC Streetcar.

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    • The study explored a variety of routes to the riverfront, funding alternatives, and potential bike/pedestrian connections. The results of the study were presented to the public on May 31 at an open house.