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Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:49 am
by FangKC
Chouteau Parkway will be widened to 4 lanes and have a median added from Armour Road (210 Highway) to I-35.  The plan includes bike lanes.  Some buildings along the parkway will be purchased and demolished--mostly the strip north of Parvin Road. Work starts in 2012.

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/08/27 ... rkway.html

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:10 pm
by darin
Alas, this project has already forced Diamond Joe's to close and the venerable Donut King to move to North Kansas City in new strip mall. The Donut King flashing lights signage will sorely be missed. 

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:18 pm
by NDTeve
Diamond Joe's is closed? Terrible.

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:43 pm
by NorthlandGuy
What's sad is that the City/Parks department deem it necessary to had no commericial real estate along Parkways. Searcy Creek, Line Creek, and Shoal Creek parkways are prime examples.

This area already has barely no basic services such as grocery, restaurants, or other shops.

Now just south of the Target there will be a four lane road with NOTHING on it.
It will simply become a highway for those traveling to Harrahs or across the river.

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 pm
by moderne
Ground broken for Francois Chouteau Native American fountain near intersection with Parvin. Will have simulated limestone bluff with waterfall, pools and multiple bronze figures. Nice bauble for a not upscale part of town.

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm
by TheLastGentleman
Rendering of what it'll look like

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Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 am
by moderne
Small "bluff" has been constructed with 3 statues atop. Still trying to raise funds to have it all completed for the bicentennial next year.

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:53 am
by rxlexi
This part of the northland is a really strange area. Kind of reminds me of southeastern Waldo/KCMO.

I recently discovered Hidden Valley Park off Parvin Road near 435 (very close to WoF) and found the park to be a really pleasant surprise for easy access urban mountain biking. It represents it's name well - kind of a hidden gem in a less familiar part of town. About a 5 mile loop of flowing singletrack trails on the south side, along wooded bluffs on either side of a natural valley that winds down towards Armour Road/MO-152. Excellent biking and trail running terrain, if a bit short. You would never know it's there.

Between Hidden Valley and Kessler Park, there are some surprisingly solid wooded single track trail systems in the northern and eastern orbit of downtown proper. And the Rozarks to the southwest along I35. All volunteer managed by Urban Trail Co, I believe.

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:06 pm
by flyingember
Don't trust the mile markers on the map, there's 2x 2.0 markers on it. the website says it's 4 miles of trails which is about right.

https://urbantrailco.com/uploads/files/ ... Map-01.jpg

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:51 pm
by Anthony_Hugo98
moderne wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 am
Small "bluff" has been constructed with 3 statues atop. Still trying to raise funds to have it all completed for the bicentennial next year.
How much would still need to be raised to complete the project?

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:10 pm
by moderne
About $750,000.00