Once voters approved the $800 million bond proposal, City officials immediately started designating the projects that would roll out in the first year. Priority was given to projects already in the capital pipeline. On June 29, 2017, the City Council authorized a list (ordinance # 170361) that totals $44.6 million, slightly exceeding the planned $40 million bond issuance for year one.
Not all of the projects are glitzy and glamorous, but all are essential to building a better Kansas City.
To ensure transparency, the City is issuing an annual report card to show its progress for the previous year and the projects selected for the upcoming year. The first report card will show what bids have been issued to get construction started.
Additionally, the performance management team is launching an interactive site to allow residents to track overall progress of the projects and to review the details of any project citywide or in their own neighborhoods.
Key first-year Infrastructure projects include:
- New animal shelter in Swope Park, $7 million
- Spot sidewalk repairs from the Missouri River to 85th Street and citywide curb ramps, $7.5 million
- Kansas City Museum, $4 million
- Beacon Hill roads, $3.7 million
- Paseo Gateway, $3.5 million
- 135th Street from Wornall Road to Missouri 150, $3 million
- Prospect MAX bus local match for federal match, $2.5 million
- Delbert Haff and Spirit of Freedom fountains, $1.5 million
- Design of North Oak Trafficway, from Northeast Indianola Drive to the North Kansas City limits, $1.18 million
- Starlight Theatre ADA improvements, $1.1 million
- Broadway traffic synchronization, $900,000
- Design of Wornall Road, 85th to 89th streets, $680,000
- Paseo Bridge repairs over Brush Creek, $600,000
- 22nd/23rd Street, $1.2 million
- Beardsley Road landslide, $75,000
- Marlborough community infrastructure, $2.25 million
- Maplewoods Parkway design and right of way acquisition, $1.7 million
Additionally, the performance management team has launched the GO KC Project Explorer, which allows residents to track progress and review details of the projects citywide or in their own neighborhoods.