A grand new heyday is envisioned for KC?s Grand Boulevard
Dubbed ?Make Grand Grand,? the effort was inspired by the ?complete street? school of design. To lead it, Bridging the Gap, an environmental advocacy group, recruited Kemper, the CEO of UMB Financial, and McHenry, the city parks and recreation director.
The plan, just getting under way with a $100,000 city allocation, calls for transforming the 2?-mile stretch of Grand between Crown Center and River Market into an environmentally savvy, landscaped corridor with bicycle lanes, broad sidewalks, cafes and benches