Grandview Main Street Honored as Success Story
As crews put the finishing touches on the fourth phase of Grandview’s Main Street renovation, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) notified the City the project is among the honorees as a 2016 Sustainable Success Story.
Grandview’s $6.1 million, four-phase Main Street Improvement Project is an example of a complete street design, incorporating a road diet to minimize the width of the street, widened sidewalks, and pocket parks along the .6 mile stretch into the heart of Downtown Grandview.
City Administrator Cory Smith is excited about the honor and Main Street’s new look, “With its unique style, native landscaping, special architectural features and design, and pedestrian-friendly feel, Public Works Director Dennis Randolph and our design consultants BHC Rhodes have created a whole new Main Street Corridor that should stand the test of time for our city’s residents for many years to come”.
The Main Street Improvement Project is often seen as the catalyst for recent growth in Grandview, including a redeveloped shopping center now known as Truman’s Marketplace; and construction of Gateway Village-- a $300 million stay-and-play development of soccer fields, hotels, restaurants, retail and residential.
Grandview will present its Main Street Improvement Project at MARC’s Sustainable Success Stories program on Thursday, December 8 alongside other innovative projects like the KC Streetcar. The competition encourages local organizations to submit projects focusing on sustainable development in the Greater Kansas City region, with an emphasis on green and complete street policies, projects and initiatives.