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Downtown KC leaders gathered at the Downtown Council on Dec. 14 for a series of updates on Housing for All, one of six Transformative Strategies identified two years ago in the Imagine Downtown KC Strategic Plan.
A $1 billion-plus Kansas City Royals baseball stadium would look far different in coming years than when the Downtown Council of Kansas City started championing the project almost two decades ago. For one, many of the Downtown Loop’s biggest projects, such as the Kansas City Power & Light District and then-Sprint Center, had yet to break ground. The numbers of people living and working in the urban core were fractions of what they are today, and key transit offerings such as the streetcar were not up and running. And, at the time, venues like a Royals ballpark were contemplated as standalone projects, without accompanying mixed-use villages of new housing, offices, hotels and retail, and with less emphasis on community benefits agreements meant to ensure neighbors, as well as the team, prosper.
The Kansas City Royals will announce the preferred site for a $2 billion new baseball stadium and mixed-use ballpark district in late September. In an open letter published July 25, Chairman and CEO John Sherman said the team will share an overview of its $1 billion ballpark district in the next 30 days.