The Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) invites you to join them for our Kessler Park Water Reservoir vision study Public Meeting at the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 5th from 5:30-7pm. The KCDC is a non-profit, academic, urban design studio focused on promoting design excellence in the KC area; the goal of this project is to create a community centered design vision study for the repurposing of the abandoned water reservoir into a multifunctional public space. The purpose of this public meeting is to garner feedback from PH residents and the greater Historic Northeast community on design detail and programming options for the reservoir. This is the last of the series of public meetings before the final project presentation in May.
This project is being conducted in partnership with the Pendleton Heights neighborhood and KCMO Parks & Recreation and follows up on a 2014-15 study that the KCDC completed. The original study focused on Kessler Park and then naturally honed in on the possibility of repurposing the reservoir in a modern, meaningful way. The current vision study will be completed in May 2022 and we- KCDC and PH- hope that it will provide a guide for potential public realm improvements of the reservoir, transforming it into an amenity for the surrounding neighborhoods.
For those that cannot attend in person, there is an option to view the presentation and provide feedback online. More details about the meeting can be found here: https://www.kcdesigncenter.org/events/waterreservoirpublicmeeting3