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Kansas City - Country Club Plaza area

Dan

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Some pics taken at sunset a couple of weeks ago. Larger images are in the Cyburbia Gallery.

There really was far more pedestrian traffic than what you'll see in the photos, but for some reason I couldn't capture it.
 

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Dan

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More images.
 

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BKM

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Nice. Looks like Walnut Creek, CA (Or, since this is THE ORIGINAL, I should say that Walnut Creek looks like Country Club Plaza :) )
 

Greenescapist

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Dan,

It looks like a nice area. What's the story behind the name? "Country club", to me, conjure up golf and tennis and yuppies.
 

oulevin

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Nice Country Club Plaza

It looks like a beautiful area. It's not too much of stretch to say it a planner's dream (at least community developer's)? Who was behind it, and what, if any, influence did the KC planning department have on it?
 

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Greenescapist said:
Dan,

It looks like a nice area. What's the story behind the name? "Country club", to me, conjure up golf and tennis and yuppies.
The Kansas City Country Club, until it moved a couple miles west into Kansas, was directly south of the Plaza. The land is now a public park, Loose Park. It's a nice park, probably Kansas City's nicest, but it isn't signifcantly urban. The area around Loose Park is called the "Country Club District", it is mostly residential.
 

ablarc

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Looks good. Reminds me of Shaker Square. A little bit suburban, a little bit urban. Planning here started in the 1920's?
 

Budgie

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I've frequently glided around the Country Club Plaza. Studio apartments run around $750 - $900. Renowed land use attorney, Robert Freilich (Bob), lives 1 block south and works 2 blocks north of the Plaza.
 

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That Plaza area of KC has always been the "star" of that city. It really is so gorgeous. My parents are moving to K.C. and I have thought about joining them for awhile to be closer to family. It is not exactly my idea of the funnest city, but KC still has a lot going for it...
 
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