Summary of Prospect Ave. Trolley Connector Trail Phase IV

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Richard Allen
Title: Park Planner
Phone: 816-513-7713
Organization address: 4600 E. 63rd St
  Kansas City, MO    64130

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Prospect Ave. Trolley Connector Trail Phase IV
G8.2 Project description: Project Summary- Connection between the Blue River Trail at the Blue River and Prospect to the end of the Trolley Trail at 85th and Prospect. This will be a side use trail on the west side of Prospect. This will connect to the trailhead of the KCATA for the Trolley Track Trail at 85th and Prospect. Trail is .75 miles long.
G8.3 Project contact: Richard Allen
Senior Park Planner
4600 E. 63rd ST
Kansas City MO 64130 and phone is 816-513-7713
G1. Project Type: Other CMAQ
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ
G3. TIP Number: 611196
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Kansas City, MO
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
Jackson County Park- Co-Applicant and ties into a KCATA Trolley Track Trail Facility.
G8.4 Purpose and need: Project is provide to fill missing link connecting the Blue River Trail/Indian Creek Trail to the Trolley Track Trail.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? Yes   Decade:   2020
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
This trail is on Trails KC, Metro Green, 6th Council District Trails Plan and KC Bike Plan.
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
PIAC Plan for partial design.
G14. Planning stage: Preliminary Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: Not started
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
Supports Clean Air AP by providing non-motorized option parallel to Troost Road
which has no bike/ped. Supports CQP by connecting neighborhood and businesses
and retail clusters along Indian Creek and the Blue River Greenways. Supports
MetroGreen by linking Indian Creek, Blue River and Brush Creek with trail which
provides cyclists with connection from Plaza to Kansas via the these corridors.
Trails KC Plan called this a priority connection.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This project will connect to neighborhoods that are in the Environmental Justis Area. This project will connect to KCATA transit bus lines. This section of trail will provide an indirect route to VA Hospital and close to the Tiny Homes for Veterans Development along Troost Ave. This will provide a means for pedestrian travel instead of using cars.

This project will allow transportation disadvantaged
populations who may not be able to afford multiple vehicles the ability to use a
bike or use the ATA routes and then shortly walk to these employers. The project
will also create a connected transportation and recreational corridor between
Center Middle School and Red Bridge Shopping Area.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: This was part of the Trail KC Plans that had several neighborhood meetings. The Bike KC Plan had several meetings where the public was approach about providing information regarding missing links. This also was discuss at the Marlborough Area Plan and Red Bridge Area Plan meetings. The Trolley Connector Segment 4 Trail project is being planned in conjunction with
the city Overflow Control Plan which has improvement already in the project area.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: We plan to have two public meeting in the Marlborough Area to receive feedback on the specifics of the project. We had several public meeting over the years to discuss this segment. Since the project is a trail improvement, feedback from all has been positive.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place---Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network-------Diverse Housing Types--- ----Green Infrastructure---Infill-Rehab Housing---Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection---Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- Renewable Energy-----------Strong Suburban Downtown--- Transit-Ready Corridors---Tree PreservationUnique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Area is in food desert and trail will connect to areas of city by trail and bus that have healthy food choice and Ward Parkway Shopping Center is an example. Active transportation and Age in Place would be available in the Marlborough Area. The project area connect to street network that includes Prospect, 85th ST, Troost Ave., Bruce R. Watkins Dr, Wornall, and 75th St. The project area has single family units, multi-family units, affordable housing and VA Housings with mixed density. Marlborough Areas is developing green infrastructure through the Green Impact Zone. This project area is a hub of trails connecting three major trails with the Indian Creek Trail, Blue River Trail and Trolley Track Trail. Along the Blue River we have natural resource protection though the KC City Stream Setback ordinance. Marlborough and Waldo are great examples of a suburban downtown.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
Project provides following TO2040 and Creating Sustainable Places goals: Active
living/transportation by connecting employment and residential areas Compact
walkable centers by connecting neighborhoods with the services and amenities
they need Complete street by adding east-west bike/ped where none exists
Context app. Streets by establish distinct place/character with multi-modal corridor Integrated trail system by connecting to Vivion Road Trail Nat’l resource protection by keeping existing trees at ROW lines. Promotes pedestrian-oriented realm by offering bike/ped facility connecting residential units to retail to homes Renewable energy by promoting non-motorized transportation choice Transit ready corridors by including space for existing/new bus service stops and connections Unique community characteristics by adding a true bike/ped connection to employment Natural resources and tree preservation by combining trail with specimen trees.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers Provide connection to trails and transit that link to mix of options for housing, jobs, services and recreation. Connectivity will improve quality and quantity of transportation options for walking, biking and connection to transit lines. Trail will directly serve businesses, schools, activity center and support agencies. Examples New federal complex development, Cerner, Center Schools, Waldo, Marlborough and post offices
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
This project is directly located in a environmental justice tract and will allow population an alternate means for travel to work, school, healthcare, recreation and shopping.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project will provide alternate means for travel to work, school, healthcare, recreation and shopping. Trail users and access transit and reduce the amount of vehicle trip and use of gas.
G27. Natural Resource information: Trees will be planted. Recycle aggregate will used for the sub-base on the project. Encourages bike commuting by connecting the neighborhoods along Blue River Green-way to the retail centers.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Tree removal will be kept at a minimum. Project is being designed to minimize impacts to specimen trees along the corridor . Environmental mitigation areas are included in the project with wetland plantings and planting of trees along open areas of the Greenway where
none exist
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Project falls within the Blue River Watershed and is part of the Blue River Watershed Plan area and they have private committee that meets to perform mitigation work, tree plantings, honeysuckle removal and trash cleanups. The KC City Departments have representatives that attend and participate in these events, planning and operations.
Planting of new trees along trail will provide for absorption of rain water from the trail. Non-motorized usage of the trail has the potential to reduce the number of cars in parking lots which could leak oil or other contaminants into the watershed. Addition of wetland plantings in slow draining areas will improve water quality.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Cars: Not Accommodated      
Trail will not allow motorized uses but they can use parallel Prospect, Troost, Bannister and
Trucks: Not Accommodated      
Trail will not allow motorized uses but they can use parallel Prospect, Troost, Bannister and
Motorcycles: Not Accommodated      
Trail will not allow motorized uses but they can use parallel Prospect, Troost, Bannister and
Buses: Not Accommodated      
Trail will not allow motorized uses but they can use parallel Prospect, Troost, Bannister and
Green Streets: Not Accommodated      
Trail will not allow motorized uses but they can use parallel Prospect, Troost, Bannister and

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 930  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 315  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Kansas City, MO Dedicated sales tax for PIAC neighborhood funds. Council District 5 and 6 neighborhood funds.
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 25  %
Bike: 25  %
Pedestrian: 50  %
Other:   %

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