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    Cyburbian RPfresh's avatar
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    Urban planning curiosities in Kansas City?

    Hey all, I'll be visiting Kansas City in July/August and would like to see the town. Anyone from there/been there and know of anything interesting in the urban planning field?

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    To See in KC

    I live in the Kansas City Metro and would recommend going to:

    Country Club Plaza - urban design
    Westport - urban design
    Loose Park - great park with a great view of the Plaza
    Liberty Memorial - best view of the Kansas City Skyline, hands down
    Crossroads Arts District - best on a First Friday to see the "Creative Class" at work
    City Market - urban design
    Power & Light - redevelopment / entertainment district

    If you have an specific urban planning interests, let me know and I can make more recommendations.

    Cheers!

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    Howabout the freeway FUBAR of US 71 on the KCMO's south side?

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    Everything zseaman said are good attractions and the spots most visitors check out. It really helps to get out and walk around, especially around plaza/westport and downtown, that way you can see how many fountains are in this city (hint: a lot!)

    Might also want to check out the Brookside and Quality Hill neighborhoods as well. As a recent transplant from Chicago, my favorite area is near the Liberty Memorial. And check out Union Station, it's a massive building.
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    Check out the west bottoms too.

    Old industrial area being re-purposed.

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    Quote Originally posted by VexedCoffee View post
    Check out the west bottoms too.

    Old industrial area being re-purposed.
    Is Town Topic burgers still open?
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    Quote Originally posted by Luca View post
    Is Town Topic burgers still open?
    As of about a year ago, definitely! Tasty, tiny, and one of the few places I found in downtown/midtown area open 24 hours while living there as a student. I went to the Broadway & Southwest Blvd location.

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