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 that can be applied anywhere in the region, in the short term, implementation planning will focus on six specific corridors. Over the next three years, Creating Sustainable Places will expand its focus to include a more robust set of corridors, centers and conservation areas.
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.
Each corridor has mobilized a diverse team of stakeholders and consultants. These teams have established scopes of work and schedules based on their local priorities. The work is well underway and will continue into early 2013. Each corridor has held at least one round of public meetings and will have additional rounds in early 2013. There are also opportunities for digital engagement any time at www.creatingsustainableplaces.com. For more information about the corridor plans, please contact Dean Katerndahl.
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 has 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.
For more information or assistance with any of these maps, contact GIS.