Hines Competition winners to present East Village redevelopment plan

The award-winning redevelopment plan for a site in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown Kansas City will be featured in Wednesday’s virtual luncheon of The Downtowners. The program is free, and registration is available by clicking here.

The plan took first place in the 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI) / Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Graduate design students from Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Toronto – collectively known as Team Fusion – were selected from over 105 entries.

The Downtowners presentation will be led by Joe Perry, Vice President of Development at Port KC, and Chair of Mission Advancement for the Kansas City District Council of ULI, who served as one of the 16 jurors for the Hines Student Competition.

Joe will share some background on this annual urban design competition and introduce Team Fusion, who will give a presentation of their plan to create a thriving mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood that addresses housing, affordability, equity, transportation, mobility, and sustainability.  Designed around two key pillars, connectivity and resilience, this LEED neighborhood embodied inclusive and sustainable growth within Kansas City.  The Fusion team was comprised of Frances Grout-Brown and Leorah Klein, Ryerson University; Yanlin Zhou, York University; and Ruotian Tan and Chenyi Xu, University of Toronto.

Register now to attend the virtual event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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