MUST SEE!!! CHECK THE NEW KANSAS CITY SWOPE PARK GREENHOUSE!!!
Everybody in Kansas City seems to be an amateur urban planner but FOR ONCE . . . We found a new design that looks kinda cool.
Check it . . .
HERE'S THE FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE SWOPE PARK GREENHOUSE UPDATE!!!
With very little fanfare, El Dorado Inc. put their project notes online recently ...
"The original Swope Park greenhouse was built in 1914. It’s located just outside of the KC Zoo and within earshot of Starlight Theatre. The city uses the space to grow seasonal, winter hold-over, and propagation plants that are then transplanted throughout city-owned property. It’s where our lovely Parks and Boulevards are born."
"Our design is both functional and sustainable. The new layout improves circulation and reduces traffic by eliminating unnecessary access roads. Less road equals more plants. We’re adding a series of demonstration gardens, manicured turf, native grasses and an on-site storm water collection system."
"There will be two main greenhouse structures, the glass and steel palaces where the greens are grown. Actually, the new greenhouses will be made of a kit of parts of aluminum and plastic. The safety-yellow color plays a central role in the new greenhouse. It signifies access, directing visitors to the head house entrance and it defines circulation, dividing the greenhouses usage zones. High tech environmental control systems will keep the plants growing and spaces flexible as the seasons change."
"A head house holds the services for the greenhouses, and features a public access room where people can attend greenhouse events and learn about what goes on inside. The demonstration garden, adjacent to the head house, will grow a variety of plants."
"The Department of Parks and Recreation will share the new facility with the KC Zoo, Starlight Theatre and the KCMO Water Department. We are currently wrapping up the conceptual design package for the project and look forward to advancing into technical design very soon."
Of course, I'm pretty sure it'll all be destroyed after the first available free day . . .
Developing . . .