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Residents Asked To Provide Input For 40 Highway...
Residents Asked To Provide Input For 40 Highway Corridor Study
August 18, 2012
By Melissa Bedford Fears
Lee’s Summit residents are asked to join the conversation of the region-wide Creating Sustainable Places effort of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) by lending their opinions to help establish an overall vision for the U.S. 40 Highway corridor in Jackson County.
“Our residents have a great opportunity to be a part of shaping this corridor into MARC’s vision of vibrant, connected sustainable places. While the main focus of the 40 Highway Corridor Planning Study will be on key intersections outside our city limits, it is important for us to take part in the conversations because the completed plan will have an impact on our citizens and businesses,” said City of Lee’s Summit Manager of the Long Range Planning Division Heping Zhan, AICP.
The 40 Highway Planning Study will include the development of conceptual plans for three key intersections along the corridor: Prospect, Noland Road and Adams Dairy Parkway. The redevelopment potential of these intersections as well as the impact of the plans on economic development, social equity and the environment will be included in the study.
There will be several opportunities for residents to join the conversation throughout the entire process, beginning with a public Open House meeting from 5 – 8 p.m. at three separate locations (same information and same format) with presentations at 5:30 and again at 7 p.m. on the following dates:
• Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Independence, MO at Noland Road Baptist Church, 4505 S. Noland Road
• Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Kansas City, MO at Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
• Thursday, Aug. 30 – Blue Springs, MO at William Bryant Elementary School, 1101 Southeast Sunnyside School Road
This 40 Highway Corridor is one of six corridors selected for the Creating Sustainable Places demonstration initiative. The corridors were chosen to be a part of the initiative because of their inclusion in the Smart Moves regional transit plan and other transit investments.
The six focus corridors:
• North Oak Trafficway (Clay County, MO)
• U.S. 40 Highway (eastern Jackson County, MO)
• Rock Island Railroad line (from downtown Kansas City through Lee’s Summit)
• Troost, Main and 71 Highway (south Kansas City)
• Shawnee Mission Parkway/Metcalf (Johnson County, KS)
• State Avenue (Wyandotte County, KS)
For more information, call City of Lee’s Summit Manager of the Long Range Planning Division Heping Zhan at (816) 969-1600 or visit www.marc.org/sustainableplaces/corridors.htm.
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