2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Main Street Transit-Oriented Development Vision

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187073


  • Identify positive elements of the public realm that enhance the pedestrian experience
  • Ascertain how transit-oriented development could be implemented in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Discover the role of the Kansas City Streetcar in catalyzing development interest in the central city


With the proposed expansion of the Kansas City (Missouri) Streetcar, the studio explored transit-oriented development along Main Street in the urban core. In order to identify positive qualities of place, students studied various elements of the public realm such as seating, lighting, entryways, facades, signage, and natural features. A historical demographics analysis observed race, median household income, median age, mode choice, rent, population density, floor area ratio, and more. In addition, the corridor was surveyed and categorized by Land Based Classification Standards. This information led students to select nodes along the proposed streetcar route for transit-oriented development opportunities.

Looking for sessions relating to inclusiveness and social justice? You've found one!
This session has been identified and peer-reviewed as significantly pertaining to inclusiveness and social justice.
View all inclusiveness and social justice-related activities

Session Speakers

Taylor Vande Velde
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Lenexa, KS

Thomas Kimmel
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

David McCumber
Kansas City, MO

Want to attend this session?

Log in and add it your schedule.