Urban Redevelopment & The Light Rail
David Rezac, 360* Architecture, Principle
Saturday, November 8 | 9:00a - 9:50a
Presenting how Kansas City as a whole is changing the direction of the tide and revitalizing downtown and slowing down the massive sprawl that has hurt the city, but has new life today. Talking about how the Kansas City Power & Light District will provide that vital buzz needed to bring people back and keep the ones that are there, there. Other projects such as the light rail proposal that will have been voted on by this time (Nov. 4th) will be discussed and how those ideas might help improve the quality of life and functionality of KC, but is having a very difficult time actually getting approved.
Also, we’ll talk about how KC got to have so many little niches in the city like the River Market, 18th & Vine, Westport, the Plaza area, the West & the East Bottoms, Overland Park, and so on. How is the Revitalization going in Kansas City and is it enough to keep people in downtown?