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Monday, 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.
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.