Kansas City Mayor Q Considers Shutting Down Country Club Plaza Streets

This time he might do it without shouting "no justice, no peace" at police during a riot.

For the record . . .

This plan is more than a twenty years old and it's actually not a bad idea. Something that old school transit activists considered back when former Mayor Kay was in office . . .

"In terms of next steps, certainly would be something working with the owners to do it," Lucas said. "In terms of government and being able to do so, we can get it done in a second."

Lucas said he'd like to see Nichols Road on the Plaza pedestrianized, meaning cars would not be allowed, but foot traffic is welcome.

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KC mayor calls for one Plaza street open to pedestrians only, no vehicles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's been recent chatter of making a pedestrian plaza on the Country Club Plaza. Over the weekend, Mayor Quinton Lucas touched on the idea to shut down a stretch of street so people can roam from store to store across the road. The change would go beyond festivals and events.