Agencies looking for input on plan to revamp 47th Street corridor, open house set for Tuesday

A rendering of the corridor from BikeWalkKC.
A rendering of the corridor from BikeWalkKC.

Westwood, Roeland Park, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., and the Mid-America Regional Council have teamed up to explore ideas for improving the 47th Street corridor that touches all three municipalities.

The project team has completed a preliminary study of the area and is looking for public feedback.

There will be an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Westwood City Hall that will give participants the chance to review early design concepts for improving the corridor and provide feedback to designers. As part of the open house, members of BikeWalkKC will be presenting an overview of “road diet” options that would add space for the incorporation of bike lanes, better pedestrian access, street parking or other uses by reducing the number of vehicle lanes from four to three.

The event is open to all members of the public. Participants can stop by any time during the three-hour open house window.

A presentation outlining some of the design concepts and proposals is embedded below:

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