Didn't see this anywhere else and thought it was interesting. Kansas City recently announced a highway deck park. A few people involved in the project have listed Klyde Warren as the model.
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RFP to be issued for the cap. Initial timeline puts completion at 3rd quarter of 2027, but city officials want to expedite it to be completed by the World Cup (June 2026). No way it can be completed that fast right?
Kansas City officials soon could enlist a consultant team to address some of the most important outstanding steps before breaking ground on a $160 million public park atop a stretch of Interstate 670.
The Port Authority of Kansas City is scheduled Sept. 1 to issue a request for proposals for groups to handle environmental review and preliminary design efforts on the 5.5-acre park, pending review by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Downtown Council representatives in recent months have shared a tentative window for the park to break ground in 2025 and potentially complete construction by the third quarter 2027, though with the possibility of a faster timeline depending on the project's design-build approach.
Port KC's coming RFP now stands to accelerate that schedule, City Manager Brian Platt said. He has expressed a hope to finish at least part, if not all, of the park before the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
"The design and due diligence phase will be completed in about 12 months from now, with construction to begin shortly thereafter and to continue based on available funding for each section, starting with the westernmost section," Platt said.