K-7 Corridor Economic Development Strategy



Client:  Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)


Project:  K-7 Corridor Economic Development Strategy (Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties, Kansas)


Year: 2012


Project Description:

The K-7 Corridor Economic Development Strategy was initiated by the Mid-America Regional Council with Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties and the cities along K-7 Highway to develop a land use and economic strategy that aligns with KDOT’s planned future conversion of the highway to a freeway.

CNA, in association with Confluence as the prime consultant and Design Workshop, coordinated data and input from community leaders, elected officials  and technical professionals to review the impact of the proposed freeway on jurisdictions and property owners and, based on market analysis and financial impact projection, prepared recommendations for phasing of the new freeway improvements.  These improvements will help generate more opportunities for retail, office, light industrial and residential development around planned interchanges. 

The strategy includes implementation steps for the multiple jurisdictions to work together in a normally competitive environment so that they can grow together and, through design guidelines and an emphasis on quality development, maximize the benefits from anticipated growth and create a new image for the corridor.