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05.07.12 | 1 The Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan Project funded through a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Grant from the United States Environmental.

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1 | 1 The Municipal Farm Sustainable Reuse Plan Project funded through a Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency City Council | October | Kansas City, MO

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3 | 3 Community Vision To create mutually beneficial relationships between this unique place and its surroundings that celebrate the site’s history, restore and enhance the natural environment, strengthen the economy, and create opportunities for learning and recreation.

4 | 4 Guiding Principles  Natural Environment ­Preserve, restore, and enhance natural assets and ecologically sensitive areas and remediate Brownfield contamination  Economy ­Demonstrate long-term economic health by nurturing new businesses and creating quality jobs  Energy ­Link resource use to resource renewal and create a mutually beneficial relationship between the site and its surroundings for future land use development

5 | 5 Guiding Principles  History ­Celebrate and honor the site’s history  Well Being ­Provide opportunities for lifelong learning and recreation  Communication ­Inspire implementation and consensus through building capacity and stronger relationships for future land use development

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7 | 7 Concentrate more intense development in Sustainable Design areas while focusing on habitat restoration within Restorative Design areas Sustainable Design Area Restorative Design Area

8 | 8 Promote land uses that work together to create a comprehensive system Sustainable Industrial | Research | Food System

9 | 9 Create sustainable economic development strategies that reflect the unique vision for Municipal Farm  Create Public-Private Partnerships  Align the Plan with federal and state priorities giving momentum to projects about energy conservation, technology, research, and eco-friendly design  Plan for Changing Market Demands  Find a Champion

10 Invest in innovative technologies to upgrade utilities, emphasizing green infrastructure and renewable energy  Pursue on-site power production  Invest in water reclamation and reuse  Implement sustainable stormwater management  Upgrade water, power, sanitary, gas, and communication service

11 | 11 Improve connectivity through multi-modal transportation strategies  Development on Municipal Farm should leverage support for a future commuter rail station  Direct high volumes of automobile traffic to Raytown Road and Eastwood Trafficway  Create a comprehensive network of streetscape infrastructure promoting safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle circulation  Develop internal circulation routes to provide access to land use areas

12 | 12 Position Municipal Farm as a key link within a regional trail network Swope Park Plaza Truman Sports Complex Rock Island Rail to the Katy Trail

13 | 13 Leverage brownfield sites as an opportunity to catalyze cleanup and investment

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15 | 15 Conceptual Land Use Plan

16 | 16 Next Step Actions Priority Areas Potential Projects Phasing Framework

17 | 17 Next Step Actions

18 | 18 Next Step Action Habitat Restoration Feasibility Study

19 | 19 Priority Areas

20 | 20 Potential Projects

21 | 21 Potential Projects Inland Water Research Institute

22 | 22 Phasing Framework

23 | 23 THANK YOU!

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25 | 25 Development Strategy Summary 1.Concentrate more intense development within Sustainable Design Areas while focusing on habitat restoration within Restorative Design Areas 2.Promote land uses that work together to create a comprehensive system 3.Create sustainable economic development strategies that reflect the unique vision for Municipal Farm 4.Invest in innovative technologies to upgrade utilities, emphasizing green infrastructure and renewable energy 5.Improve connectivity through multi-modal transportation strategies 6.Position Municipal Farm as a key link within a regional trail network 7.Leverage brownfield sites as an opportunity to catalyze cleanup and investment


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