Read on below for updates on exciting projects coming to Wornall Rd. this Fall!
(This page will be constantly monitored and updated). Last update: 2/26/2024
74th St.-79th St. Wornall Rd Reconstruction:
Wornall Road Improvements:
Currently allowing City to use properties surrounding the former Well for material storage.
Plan to clear site in April, start construction in May 2024.
Utilities currently being set up.
Parking for businesses located at the NE corner of 75th/Wornall has been severely impacted by KCATA bus route shift/construction work.
Construction crews have been instructed to cease parking in South Broadway lot/in front of Collar Club.
Work moving ahead as scheduled.
Work has begun on the North ATA Parking lot directly across from former Well site. Work on this lot and the south adjacent lot is expected to last through the end of April 2024.
The KCATA bus stop formerly located on Broadway has moved down the street in front of Topsy’s (221 W 74th Terrace).
The 74th Terrace entrance to parking lots is now a one-way entry.
Parking will get more difficult before the completion of the project–please be courteous to our local businesses when leaving cars in the lot.
Weather permitting, work on the North ATA lot at 74th/Wornall will begin 1/21/24.
Work will begin on the project early 2024 and is expected to be completed within 15 – 18 months.
Three bids were received 10/3/23 for the work to be done along Wornall Rd. KCMO intends to make a decision on the bids the week of 10/23/23. Work plans will be released to the public by their PI team soon after.
Projected Upcoming Construction Phases
Phase 1A and 1B: January – April
Phase 2: March – May
Phase 3: May – October
Wornall Road is just east of Leawood and runs parallel to the Missouri/Kansas border. This project will reconstruct Wornall Road from 74th Street to 79th Street. Roadway improvements include:
- Newly reconstructed roadway
- Trolley Track Trail extension from 74th to 75th Street
- Improved traffic flow
- Pedestrian accommodations
- Parking lot modifications at 75th and Wornall Rd.
- New, interconnected signals
- Coordination with the KCMO Smart Sewer Program– Green Infrastructure
- New sidewalk along 79th St.
- New LED streetlights
- Water main replacement on Wornall Rd. from 75th to 77th Street
In 2015, the City and the Waldo Community Improvement District conducted an assessment of the intersection of 75th Street and Wornall Road in order to evaluate traffic capacity, safety, and walkability of the intersection. The study resulted in recommendations that are aimed to improve traffic flow, while at the same time improve the intersection so that it incorporates features to improve pedestrian friendliness. The study also identified ways to extend the Trolley Track Trail between 74th Street and 75th Street, thereby eliminating a major barrier for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Since that time, the City, working with the Waldo CID, has received a $2 million grant to implement the results of the study. The City has appropriated funds for the reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks along Wornall Road from 74th and 75th Street. Given the extensive work proposed, the City is now aiming to completely reconstruct Wornall Road from 74th Street to 79th Street, a stretch of roadway that is well worn and beyond ordinary maintenance. This is significant work that, when completed, will improve this key commercial corridor within Waldo.
This project is in the design phase, there is no impact to traffic at this time.
Randy Alewine, Project Manager
Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.
Courtney Stephens, Public Information Officer
Public Works Department, Kansas City, Mo.
EPC “74Broadway” Development:
EPC Real Estate Group, in conjunction with PortKC, will be beginning work on their proposed “74Broadway” development in the fall of 2023. In total, the development will contain:
- 278 units, including 56 affordable units at 60% MFI.
- 364 structured parking stalls.
- 29 surface parking stalls.
- 17,500 sq. ft. of retail/dining space.
- EPC has closed on the properties located between 74th St. and Terrace along Broadway.
- EPC currently solidifying bids for demolition and utility relocation
- The Well auction closes Monday afternoon, 10/23. Auction winners will have thirty days to remove items from property.
- Still expecting a Q4 2023 demolition and Q1 2024 construction start.
- EPC will begin with parking garage so as to have a completed storage space for materials throughout length of build.