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KCMO kicks off Candlelight Ridge Infrastructure Project

KCMO breaks ground on another GO KC project

Post Date:06/14/2019 3:55 PM

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2019

City staff, elected officials, and community members gathered on Friday to celebrate the latest GO KC project to break ground. Construction kicked off for infrastructure at the Candlelight Ridge Development in the City’s fifth council district.

“It is a tremendous opportunity that we have a local developer investing in housing on the east side,” said Councilman Barnes, 5th district councilman, at-large. “This is a much needed project to not only promote continued growth of our city, but also meet the demand that we project to have. This is a great example of a collaborative effort between a local developer and city staff to ensure that infrastructure is being built, our housing stock is being replenished, and we are investing in decent affordable housing for our residents.”

In April 2017, Kansas City voters overwhelmingly supported an $800 million capital improvements program to remake the city’s infrastructure over the next 20 years. There are nearly 40 projects in some stage of construction.

This project is budgeted for $900,000 of GO KC funds, which includes the construction of Palmer Avenue from 74th Street to 74th Terrace; and 74th Terrace from Palmer to Manchester Avenue. Additional development improvements include: new streets, sidewalks, storm sewer and sanitary systems, and water lines.

“Well-planned and well-designed infrastructure is a great incentive that the City can offer builders to help expand our housing stock,” said John Wood, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services. “Kansas City needs more roof-tops as well as capable builders who can offer a variety of affordable and market-rate single family homes to support home ownership and strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods.”

The groundbreaking was held on Palmer Avenue, where the new roadway and housing development will tie into the existing neighborhood streets.

For media inquiries, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Maggie Green, at 816-513-2612.

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