MetroGreen Action Plan, Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri
Awards > 2002 North Carolina Chapter of American
Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award.2002 Missouri Chapter, American Planning Association,
Excellence in Planning Award. 2002 Prairie Gateway Chapter ASLA Award of Excellence.
Project Description > Greenways Incorporated, as the lead member of a consulting team, provided comprehensive planning services to the Mid America Regional Council for the preparation of the MetroGreen Action Plan. MetroGreen is a multi-purpose open space and greenway system that will unite seven (7) metropolitan counties in the Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri bi-state region. Greenways Incorporated provided a full range of planning services that included an analysis of existing greenway facilities, GIS-based mapping, public opinion polling and demographic
evaluation,,community workshops, design standards and facility recommendations, and an action plan for implementation. Community involvement was key to the success of our planning process. We worked with a Citizen Steering Committee, an Advisory Committee, as well as municipal and county staff members to prepare the plan. The recommendations contained within the final plan were based on citizen survey as well as needs identified throughout the region. These recommendations ensure that an interconnected system of greenways, open space and parks will serve the metropolitan population. Implementation recommendations include project phasing and a financing strategy