$30M Boost to Kansas City’s Urban Core
- Sep 29, 2015
Kansas City will use the grant to replace Choteau Courts and improve the Paseo Gateway. Built in 1958, Choteau Courts is a Kansas City Housing Authority property located northeast of Independence Avenue and the Paseo. The existing structure will be demolished and replaced with a multi-phased mixed-income community comprising 360 units. Moreover, the grant will help improve education, business development, social services and healthcare in the neighborhood.
“What we would like to see is a community that is working together not just to improve housing but to improve job prospects, access to transit and here they are looking at it from a holistic prospective and that’s what really impressed us at HUD,” stated Secretary Castro.
The HUD grant is for the Paseo Gateway district that spreads out from I-35 to Chestnut Trafficway and from Cliff Drive to Ninth Street. The project is estimated to be completed within five years. About two-thirds of the money will be directed to new housing, while the remaining $10 million will be used to improve Paseo Gateway corridors and parks, help spur economic development and improve public safety.
Image courtesy of Paseo Gateway