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Walkable Communities (1.5MB pdf)
A resource guide for local
governments and concerned citizens on how to make communities more walkable
and pedestrian-friendly. The report includes guidelines, suggestions and
techniques. Updated December 1998.
Suburbs Coalition Idea Book
Examines four of the most
common housing types found in first suburbs — Ranch, Split
Level, Two Story, and Cape Cod — and provides dozens of ideas
for appropriate ways to update and make additions to them.
handbook offers case studies of successful policies and programs from
first-tier suburbs in the Kansas City region and around the country, as
well as an overview of development tools available in Missouri and Kansas.
Residential Rehabilitation a Priority
is a proposed 1,144-mile interconnected system of public and private open
spaces, greenways and trails designed to link seven counties in the Kansas
City metropolitan area. The plan covers Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte
counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri.
View the plan online.
Neighborhood Development Study
and the Greater Kansas City Home Builders Association collaborated with
property owner Scott Merrill to evaluate the market potential for a Traditional
Neighborhood Development (TND) on a 296-acre property in southern Johnson
study was initiated to demonstrate the market opportunity for a relatively
new development form in the Kansas City region. While the features of
Traditional Neighborhoods are prevalent in older neighborhoods throughout
the Kansas City region, few TNDs have been built in the Kansas City area
since 1950. Nationally recognized housing market analysis firm Zimmerman-Volk
Associates of Clinton, NJ, prepared the study.
View the complete
guidebook or a shorter primer
for designing developments that allow individuals to choose from all modes
of travel automobile, transit, bicycling and walking.
For more transportation-related reports, see the Transportation
Department's publications page
For more MARC publications,
visit our main publications