The activity centers, transportation corridors, conservation areas and neighborhoods in Greater Kansas City provide a framework for future growth and development within the region. While the Creating Sustainable Places initiative includes tools and resources for the entire region, in the short term, implementation planning focused on six specific corridors. The lessons learned in these corridors can be applied to other corridors and places throughout the region.
The six demonstration corridors were selected for the Creating Sustainable Places demonstration because they are all part of the Smart Moves regional transit plan and are a key focus of other transit investments, including the federal TIGER grant. They include:
Each corridor mobilized a diverse team of stakeholders and consultants. These teams worked to develop plans and engage stakeholders in discussing how the corridor should develop in the future and what kind of public investments and policies would be needed to facilitate development. Each plan featured an economic and market analysis to ensure that the plans not only conformed to community priorities and desires, but were economically feasible. To view the final plans, use the corridor links above.
The map shown here was created by MARC's Research Services Department GIS staff. It is also available as a printable PDF. The GIS department also created a set of more detailed maps for each corridor that illustrate various data sets, including demographics, economics, education, housing, land-use, recreation, transportation. These more detailed maps are available using the corridor links above. For more information or assistance with any of these maps, contact GIS staff. For more information about the corridor plans, please contact Dean Katerndahl.