Kansas City art museum considering cultural district
Supporters stress the plan offered by a New York design firm is only in its preliminary stages. The study includes lawns, walkways, bike trails and outdoor art all connected in a nearly 4-square-mile area with the museum at the center.
The plan from the Weiss/Manfredi urban design firm also calls for tearing down some current buildings – including some homes – on museum-owned land.
The Kansas City Star reports a form of the idea has been around for 50 years but it now a key goal in the museum’s April 2013 strategic plan.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com
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