Turnaround Artist

Spivak, Jeffrey
April 2007
Planning;Apr2007, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan established by Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes which help towards the success and growth of the city in Missouri. Barnes, which was elected as city mayor in 1999 has developed strategies and build partnerships which aim to promote the city's success. The Downtown Corridor Development Strategy addresses the housing plan within the city including her 10, 000 housing units project. Barnes also implemented programs and established legislative bills including the South Loop and an entertainment district and the Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Act. She also proposed car rental fees to fund the development of an entertainment district by Cordish Co. Her accomplishments made her won the 2007 National Planning Leadership Award for a Planning Advocate.


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