Funding announced to design a park on I-670 in Kansas City, Missouri

On Friday, officials announced funding plans to design and engineer a new park that will significantly change the landscape of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The idea: Build a park and green space on Interstate 670 on the south side of the downtown loop. Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver announced Friday that private investment is in place to find the engineering and design phase of the project. The construction, called the South Loop Link project, will create a new “outdoor amenity” connecting downtown Kansas from the city’s central business district to the Crossroads Art District. Part of the project includes a 5.5 acre park built on I-670 from Wyandotte Street to Grand Boulevard. The park will create green space and reduce environmental impacts, such as sound, from the highway below. Hopes for the space include a green mobility hub with transportation access, healthy living space, playgrounds, dog parks, art and amphitheater programs, and other engagement options social. “Kansas City is already a great place to live, work and visit, and the South Loop Link project will make it even better,” Blunt said. “With its central location, proximity to top colleges and universities, and new opportunities in agriculture and biomedical research, the Kansas City area is well positioned for continued economic growth and development.” exciting in Kansas City as we announce significant progress being made to construct a lid over I-670 as part of our efforts to continue building our downtown corridor for residents, visitors and businesses,” said said Mayor Quinton Lucas “Not only will this park create a more exciting and immersive experience for anyone spending time downtown, it will also help to significantly reduce highway noise and air pollution. , thereby creating healthier communities.”The project is estimated at $160 million and leads to an economic impact of $490 million with respect to the val local real estate development, use of the Power & Light District, T-Mobile Center, light rail, as well as opening up additional development opportunities The design phase of the project is expected to last between 12 and 18 months.

On Friday, officials announced funding plans to design and engineer a new park that will significantly change the landscape of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The idea: Build a park and green space on Interstate 670 on the south side of the downtown loop.

Officials including Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said Friday that private investment is in place to find the engineering and design phase of the project.

The construction, called the South Loop Link Project, will create a new “outdoor facility” connecting the central business district of downtown Kansas City to the Crossroads Art District.

Part of the project includes a 5.5 acre park built on I-670 from Wyandotte Street to Grand Boulevard. The park will create green space and reduce environmental impacts, such as sound, from the highway below.

Hopes for the space include a green mobility hub with transportation access, healthy living space, playgrounds, dog parks, art and amphitheater programs, and other engagement options social.

“Kansas City is already a great place to live, work and visit, and the South Loop Link project will make it even better,” Blunt said. “With its central location, proximity to top colleges and universities, and new opportunities in agriculture and biomedical research, the Kansas City area is well positioned for continued economic growth and development.”

Officials said Friday that state and federal partners have indicated strong support to fund the construction cost of the project.

“Today is an exciting day in Kansas City as we announce significant progress being made to build a lid over I-670 as part of our efforts to continue building our downtown corridor for residents, visitors and businesses,” said Mayor Quinton Lucas. “Not only will this park create a more exciting and immersive experience for anyone who spends time downtown, it will also help to significantly reduce noise and air pollution from the freeway, creating communities healthier.”

The project is estimated at $160 million and will result in an economic impact of $490 million in local real estate value, use of the Power & Light District, T-Mobile Center, streetcar, as well as the opening of additional development opportunities.

The design phase of the project is expected to last between 12 and 18 months.

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