Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan

Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan

Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan

Client

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Size

Regional

 

Collaborators

Burns + McDonnell

HG Consult

Garver Engineering

     

2020 Merit Award for Planning + Analysis - ASLA Central States

2019 Honor Award for Planning + Analysis - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan
Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan
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Beyond the Loop – Integrated Urban Design Plan

Kansas City, Missouri

 

This is Missouri’s first Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) project, and included exploring opportunities to condense and/or relocate the existing I-70 Highway that currently separates the River Market and Central Business Districts in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Confluence led the urban planning components of this study as part of a multi-disciplinary team, analyzing opportunities for transforming and supporting future growth and urban revitalization in the northern section of Downtown Kansas City. Alternative options for the Central Business District encourage appropriately scaled infill development and integrated open spaces, fostering a healthy and active urban environment for the Downtown area.

These alternatives included an option for complete highway removal to make way for new mixed-use development, an integrated environmental stormwater feature, conceptual alignments for replacement of the Buck O'Neil Bridge and replacement of the existing Missouri 9 Highway with an at-grade boulevard configuration.