Summary of Westside Corridors

Excelsior Springs

Contact Information

Organization: Excelsior Springs
Contact person: Molly McGovern
Title: City Manager
Phone: 816-630-0752
E-mail: mmcgovern@ci.excelsior-springs.mo.us
Organization address: 201 E. Broadway
  Excelsior Springs, MO    64024


General Information

Project title: Westside Corridors
Project description: The purpose of the project is to improve the economic function of the commercial district and enhance the public investments already in place. Key considerations for a sustainable and healthy Excelsior Springs includes: *Creating an active transportation network (including pedestrian and bicycle transportation) connected to land use and development (west side corridor is the highest traveled road within the city, but only accommodates vehicular travel safely); *consider how to integrate bicycle/pedestrian travelers within the study area providing connections to public activity centers; *consider current land uses and viability of incorporating new housing choices in the plan, and *consider the attractiveness of the study area to remain an active commercial district (historically generates most of the sales taxes within the community). The primary users would be the community at large because the study area represents destinations that are in high demand for residents.
Project Type: Sustainable Places Project
Project Contact: Molly McGovern
Project Location: Excelsior Springs, Clay County. HWY 10 corridor from west city limits to Jesse James, north to Wornall Road; includes public investments (Public Library, Schools, and Community Center/Century Park).
Project Scope: Desired outcomes will include: 1. Transportation alternatives (bicycle/pedestrian trail and public transit stops to connect commercial district to public activity centers); 2. Housing Choice (consider the feasibility of developing housing choices within the study area); 3. Marketability (scenario planning using Environ Tomorrow, and utilizing environmental and market data to justify recommendations. The primary method in the development of desired alternatives is to seek citizen engagement in a variety of ways. The study area represents destinations virtually every resident or visitors will frequent, such as Wal-Mart, the grocery store, restaurants, services, schools and community center; design opportunities to gather input during scheduled public events and supplement with social media that has a local audience of over 8,500. Visualization of proposed changes is a powerful way to communicate how the built environment will look and function and as a means to attract re-investment.

Project Financial Information

Total Cost: 80  (Thousands of $)
Federal amount 60  (Thousands of $)
Minimum Funding amount 60  (Thousands of $)
Match amount: 20  (Thousands of $)
Source of Local Match: City Capital Improvement Sales Tax


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Courtney Cole said...

As a citizen of Excelsior Springs, I believe this improvement is needed and would generate a safe path for citizens to utilize to get to our west side business districts.

6/27/2018 8:50:12 AM


Molly McGovern said...

This opportunity presents at the right time; our Chamber has formed a committee that has been pulling together the resources to provide needed connections between this shopping distance and nearby public investments. Public engagement is needed to make the right investments.

6/27/2018 8:52:11 AM


Chad Birdsong said...

As being one of Excelsior Springs major commercial service areas, it is in desperate need for updating the bike way and pedestrian infrastructure. This area is highly used by many citizens who walk to shop and many use the edge of the roads to get back and forth to where they are going. This project would greatly increase pedestrian safety for the citizens!!

6/27/2018 9:00:07 AM


Nate Williams said...

Pedestrian and bicycle trails would be a great addition to this portion of the community. At the national level of parks and recreation there are currently initiatives to have safe routes to parks as well as a 10 minute walk campaign. By connecting these areas by useful trails Excelsior Springs would be falling right in line with these large scale initiatives.

6/27/2018 9:26:38 AM


Becky McClellan said...

Id like to see a pedestrian bridge over 69 in stead of people crossing the very busy highway to go to the schools and new community center. It would be so much safer.

6/27/2018 9:49:15 AM


Becky McClellan said...

Id like to see a pedestrian bridge over 69 in stead of people crossing the very busy highway to go to the schools and new community center. It would be so much safer.

6/27/2018 9:49:15 AM


Russell Wenz said...

That location is ALWAYS full of pedestrian traffic with literally ZERO sidewalks/trails/etc. Any improvements in the area MUST include better pedestrian travel options. This area would be even more accessible than it currently is if pedestrian traffic were increased. New trails/sidewalks would be great for everyone in the city and for the businesses!!!

6/27/2018 2:33:52 PM


Andrew Kowalski said...

The people of Excelsior Springs could benefit significantly from thoughtful development of this corridor. There is a significant amount of pedestrian traffic in this area, and all types of traffic would benefit from safer options. If cost effective, the potential improvements could provide significant safety, health and economic benefits to the community of Excelsior Springs and to visitors from surrounding MARC communities.

6/27/2018 6:17:33 PM


Jeanne Buckman said...

We desperately need new transportation avenues for our Westside areas. Our westside has easy access 69 Hwy then on to I-35. People want to live in this area, work in this area and play in this area. Bike trails, walk trails are a great way to draw outside people in. We have been at a stand still for many years. Please consider us for this project.

6/28/2018 10:39:23 AM


Robin Curfman said...

Excelsior Springs would benefit greatly by this plan, as it would create more walkable and safer spaces along Highway 10 corridor and back towards the community center and schools.

7/2/2018 7:47:49 AM


Tosha Jackson said...

We recognize the importance the west side of town to our overall community profile. By increasing walkability and connectivity, its only going to help the community keep moving in the right direction.

7/2/2018 4:07:07 PM


Nick Anderson said...

Coming from someone who works on the west side of town, we DESPERATELY need other avenues of travel. A bike/walking trail would be utilized immediately upon completion, not to mention how much nicer it will make our town when you pull in on 69/10 hwy.

7/2/2018 4:15:36 PM


Kelley Uthe said...

Expansion to the west side of Excelsior Springs is important to our overall community profile. By increasing walkability and connectivity, its only going to help the community keep moving in the right direction. Progress and improvements are always overwhelmingly appreciated and utilized in this fabulous community.

7/2/2018 5:16:46 PM


Elaina Lamley said...

This type of project has been needed for many years. Seeing residents walking or riding their bikes on the side of the road with so many distracted drivers these days puts them in harms way. The path connecting the hospital along 69 hwy to Wornall is used daily and is a great asset. To have it extend in to the west side of town in to 10 hwy would be so beneficial for all our residents!

7/5/2018 11:24:11 AM


 


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