City reports on GO KC Program’s 2nd-year progress; 36 projects underway & $105 million already invested
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2019
The City of Kansas City on Monday delivered an update on the progress made in the second year of the $800 million capital improvements program that voters overwhelmingly supported in April 2017 to remake the city’s infrastructure over the next 20 years.
The 4-page report summarizes progress as of May 1, and is available online for residents to view or print if they want to share at neighborhood meetings. The City also has a companion video that highlights the GO KC Program.
This progress report took center stage during a ceremony with city officials and stakeholders gathered to recognize completion of the $3.1 million Beacon Hill Southwest Quadrant makeover that was funded by GO KC. The upgrades include reconstructed streets, paved alleys, streetlight replacements, landscaping, new sidewalks and storm sewers.
“We’re in a good place with our GO KC projects and I like the progress we’re making as we continue to check off more and more of these long-term items that have been slowing us down for years,” City Manager Troy Schulte said. “Today, we can check Beacon Hill off the list, and this is a good time to again thank the voters for giving us the tools we need to help move our City forward.”
About $60 million in bonds were issued in the second year of the program, with $7.5 million dedicated to improving sidewalks and curb ramps citywide. The Kansas City Museum saw another $4 million influx in the second year of the program, providing enough funding to complete the first phase of the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall.
In addition to the progress report, more information can be found at the GO KC Project Explorer in Open Data KC, which can be used to track progress and review details of ongoing projects. Complete information is also available at kcmo.gov/gokc.
For more information, please contact Chris Hernandez, City Communications Director, at 816-513-1507.