WHAT: Media availability and photo/video opportunity during a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the commencement of improvements to the Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard streetscape between Rockhill Road and The Paseo.
WHO: Anticipated attendees and presenters include:
- Jean Paul Chaurand, President, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
- Mark L. McHenry, Director, City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
- Emanuel Cleaver II ,U.S. Congressman, Fifth District-Missouri
- Jermaine Reed, City Councilman, Third District
- Ollie Gates, former Parks Board Commissioner
WHEN: Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.
WHERE: NW Corner of Forest Avenue & Cleaver Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. Please park in the vacant lot across Forest Avenue.
MORE: Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard Streetscape Improvements between Rockhill Road and The Paseo include:
- Mill, overlay and re-stripe lane configuration, adding bike lanes
- New curb and sidewalk
- New street lights and pedestrian lights
- Decorative stamped concrete crosswalks at Troost, and at Tracy
- Stormwater planters, street trees and other landscaping from Harrison east to The Paseo
- New semi-custom Bus Shelters, with solar powered LED lighting, in 3 locations