There is a vast array of development slated inside the loop that doesn't seem to have much in common with the threat of food scarcity and/or war in Europe . . .
Here's a quick peek at local elites and their grand schemes . . .
Three leaders in bringing the Imagine DowntownKC 2030 Strategic Plan to fruition — Jason Parson, CEO of public relations firm Parson + Associates; Lynn Carlton, HOK's regional leader of planning; and Dr. Kimberly Beatty, chancellor of Metropolitan Community College — now will helm an implementation team.
The team will include about 20 members, including representatives of community and neighborhood groups, businesses, civic and government entities . . .
Team members will not wield up-or-down approval power over Imagine DowntownKC's project smorgasbord — which includes a new Kansas City Royals ballpark, multiple streetcar extensions, public parks and trails — or how officials pursue initiatives like adding affordable housing and transit mobility options.
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The 'Imagine DowntownKC' plan set lofty project, policy goals. Now what? - Kansas City Business Journal
For the better part of two years, hundreds of downtown Kansas City stakeholders toiled to assemble a 92-page roadmap meant to galvanize the next decade's worth of transformative projects and policy priorities. Now, for the Downtown Council of Kansas City to achieve those goals, the real work begins.