Migliazzo Park at Minor Dr. and Pennsylvania Ave., will have inclusive play equipment and safety surfacing installed. Photo by Kathy Feist

A list of PIAC projects coming your way

By Kathy Feist

In the next few weeks, the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) will be holding public hearings across the city to gather information from citizens on what infrastructure and park improvements are needed in their communities. In south KC, hearings are scheduled for July 14th and August 17th for Fifth District residents and July 13th and August 10th for Sixth District. Requests must be submitted by August 31st to receive funding for the 2022/2023 fiscal year. (For more information on the participation process check out John Sharp’s column.)

PIAC Coordinator Heather Bray encourages residents to attend the hearings and talk out problems with councilmen and PIAC representatives.  “They have ideas,” she says. She also encourages residents to not give up. “Some years, more funds are available than other years when they are tied up assisting other city funding sources,” she says. “If you don’t get approved one year, try again.” 

Below are the projects that were approved for the 2021/2022 fiscal period for south Kansas City.

Sixth District PIAC Projects 2021/2022

Parks and Recreation

  • Arno Park – New playground and safety surfacing Phase II ($300,000)
  • Indian Creek Trail  – Relocate trail where floods have washed away creek bank ($115,000)
  • Blue River Trail, Marth Truman Connector – New trail from Minor Park to Martha Truman Rd. ($100,000)
  • Migliazzo Park – Installation of inclusive play equipment and safety surfacing ($150,000)
  • Ruskin Way Park – Installation of security cameras ($80,000)
  • W. 63rd St., Brookside Blvd and Brookside Plaza – Replacement of dead and dying trees ($12,115)
  • E. 118th St. – Construction of trail on the south side from the driveway into the Avila University campus to E. 117th Terr. ( $130,000) 

Drainage/Flooding Improvements

  • Jefferson – W. 76th St. to W. 79th St  – Extension of trunk sewer ($480,000)
  • E. 108th St. and Manchester Avenue – Installation of inlets at the NW and SW corners and construction of connection to inlet at E 108 Circle ($125,000)
  • E.  120th St., 800 block – Design of north side bank stabilization ($300,000)

Curbs/Sidewalk/Driveway Improvements

  • Baltimore W. 63rd St. to W. Meyer Blvd. – Reconstruction of curbs, driveway approaches and gutters on both sides and spot repair of sidewalk on the east side ($268,000)
  • Brookside Rd. and Edgevale Rd./W. 69th St. – Installation of sidewalk connections and traffic calming features including bump-outs and a pedestrian island  ($164,000)
  • Madison Ave. – W. 73rd St. to W. 74 St. – Reconstruction of curbs, driveway approaches and sidewalks  ($383,000)

Street or Roadway Improvements

  • Gregory Blvd Streetscape Wornall Rd to Oak – Mill, overlay and streetscape ($220,500)
  • Holmes Rd ImprovementsBlue Ridge Blvd to E. 137 St – Right of way acquisition ($200,000)
  • Raytown Road over Lumpkins Fork Bridge – Right of way acquisition for bridge over Lumpkins Fork  ($250,000)
  • Ward Parkway W 83rd St. to W 84th St. – Reconstruction of curbs, driveway approaches and sidewalks on the east side ($65,000)
  • E. 89 St. SidewalksIroquois Trail to Holmes Rd – Right of way acquisition for sidewalks on the south side from Holmes Rd. to Main St.  ($180,000)
  • E, 107th St SidewalksBristol Terrace to Greenwood Rd. – Construction of sidewalks on the north side  ($135,000)
  • E 107th St. SidewalksGreenwood Rd. to James A. Reed Rd.  – Design of sidewalks on the north side  ($88,000)

Jointly Funded Projects

  • Martin Luther King Park – Development of outdoor amenities, Districts 3, 4, and 6 participation  ($100,000)
  • Blue River Rd. Improvements – Hwy 71 to Chestnut Dr.  – Right of way acquisition, split with District 5  ($137,500)

 

Fifth District PIAC Projects 2021/2022

Parks and Recreation

  • 99th & Holmes Neighborhood ParkRequest for a neighborhood park behind the fire station near Indian Creek Trail  ($192,000)
  • James A. Reed Park Installation of creek crossing ($100,000)
  • Bent Tree Park Park Improvements  ($425,000)
  • Swope Parkway – Trees in Town Creek Watershed. Parkway tree planting  ($27,000)
  • Marlborough ParkPlanning and development  ($75,000)
  • Swope Park Blue River Connector  ($295,000)

Drainage/Flooding Improvements

  • 8801 Kentucky Avenue – Drainage Improvements ($125,486)
  • 9805 Wallace Avenue – Drainage Improvements  ($20,000)
  • 10211 Fremont Avenue – Drainage Improvements  ($20,000)
  • 16405 E. 49th TerraceDrainage Improvements  ($111,942)
  • North side 67th Terrace (12202 E 67th Terrace)Drainage Improvements ($60,000)
  • 9930 Harrison AvenueDrainage Improvements  ($228,603)
  • 8800 TennesseeDrainage Improvements ($17,597)

Curbs/Sidewalk/Driveway Improvements

  • 64th & South Benton Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($175,000)
  • E. Gregory Boulevard & Wabash Avenue, South approximately 100′ – New construction curb and drive approaches  ($29,000)
  • 72nd & Agnes – Entire east side of street – Reconstructing sidewalks and curbs   ($192,000)
  • 9602 Belmont Avenue – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($100,000)
  • E. 67th Street & Walrond Avenue New construction curb and drive approaches  ($192,000)
  • 5119 & 5121 Agnes Avenue – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($192,000)
  • 5541 Holmes – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches ($192,000)
  • 14100 E. 96th Terrace – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches   ($120,000)
  • Blue Hills Neighborhood – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($40,000)
  • North side of E. 53rd St, Woodland and Brookwood – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($98,000)
  • 5300 Block of Euclid Avenue – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($192,000)
  • 1205 E. 101st Street – Reconstructing sidewalk, curb, and drive approaches  ($150,000)

Street or Roadway Improvements

  • 7601 Wabash Avenue  ($145,000)
  • Wedgewood Pointe SubdivisionStreet resurfacing  ($250,000)
  • 9240 Eastern Avenue – Installation of traffic calming devices  ($20,000)
  • E. 79th Street between Prospect & Hickman Mills Road Installation of traffic calming devices  ($70,000)
  • E. 70th Street (Oliver going N and S bound) Installation of traffic calming devices  ($20,000)
  • Hillcrest Bridge Bridge improvements – Design  ($300,000)
  • Noland Road from 350 Hwy. to Bannister Road – Phase I – LED streetlights  ($300,000)
  • Lane Avenue Extension – Design  ($180,000)
  • Little Blue River/Rock Island Connector – Little Blue Trace Trail extension  ($55,000)

Other Improvements

  • 6901 Elmwood – ADA Improvements  ($20,300)
  • 3301 E. 68th Street ($96,000)
  • 99th & Lane Avenue – Installation of fire hydrant & 400 ft. of water main  ($132,000)
  • Blue River Road Improvements – Hwy. 71 to Chestnut Dr. – Right of way acquisition, split with District 6  ($137,500)

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