flyingember wrote:KC won't get what it lost and we wouldn't want to. KC was a manufacturing center.
Remember that the crossroads was mostly industrial.
I was referring to lost buildings and people using them in the north loop.
What is now the north loop was never a "manufacturing center."
If the interstate is dismantled and returned to the street grid, new development can restore what was lost before.
The interstate itself is taking up 35 acres and we are all aware of the acres of surface parking lots south of the interstate.
From the River Market, West Bottoms, West Side and east Crossroads (especially east) there is enough free land to build taller, denser residential to house another 50,000. Then there's south of Crown Center, 31st & Main that still has tons of open surface lots.