Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Elevating Crown Center as a great place for live, work, and play
Home to Hallmark Cards’ world headquarters, Kansas City’s Crown Center attracts 5 million visitors annually to its stores, attractions, and well-programmed public squares. The Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation retained Goody Clancy to craft a vision for transforming the 85-acre Crown Center district into a 24-hour neighborhood.
Repositioning Crown Center for a new era of downtown living, the plan:
- Guides development of eight new blocks, infill sites, and a new park, adding more than 2,000 housing units—deployed in a variety of building sizes and types—in addition to 700,000 SF of retail and office space, bringing new vitality to Crown Center
- Introduces a new approach to the area’s public realm by lining public squares with housing and giving streets features that welcome pedestrians while creating a distinct character
- Forges new connections to surrounding neighborhoods