Country Club Plaza Complete Streets

Kansas City, MO

Recent development on the north side of the Country Club Plaza prompted the City of Kansas City, MO Capital Management to look at the cost and feasibility of improving pedestrian connectivity and slowing down vehicle traffic at the intersections of 47th and Broadway and 46th and Wornall. RIC was contracted to provide design services, including survey of existing conditions, utility coordination, cost estimates, acquisition documentation (title reports, surveyed exhibits, easement documents, etc.) needed for easements and construction plans in accordance with Kansas City Specifications. The design followed the city’s recent Complete Streets Ordinance and included curb extensions, signal modifications, ADA ramps, rain gardens, and intersection geometric improvements. Notable challenges for this project included severe roadway slopes that required substantial effort to meet ADA ramp requirements.