UG Commission to hold special session Thursday for healthy campus presentation

The Unified Government Commission will meet for a special session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, on the healthy campus master plan.

Gould Evans will present the plan at the meeting in the commission chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.

After the presentation, there will be breakout sessions at 6:15 p.m. for small group discussions.

Mayor Mark Holland and Gould Evans Architects will present the proposed plan for the multimillion-dollar healthy campus project site, expected to be near the 10th and Minnesota area.

According to UG officials, the healthy campus idea was the response of the mayor and community to the downtown area being designated as a food desert, and also to low rankings on health surveys.

The healthy campus will include a new grocery store, new community center and expanded green space for recreational activity near 10th and Minnesota.

Residents will provide their comments in small groups. Later in the year, the issue will go before the Planning Commission and UG Commission for a vote and formal public hearings. The plan is subject to change before it is sent to the commission. All the meetings, including Thursday’s meeting, are open to the public.

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