M.W. Steele Group developed a Master Plan for Brush Creek in Kansas City, Missouri. The planning effort for this exciting public project originally focused on controlling the annual flooding of Brush Creek, and was later expanded to include the creation of a cultural park linking two of Kansas City’s most prominent cultural institutions. As the plan developed, water was incorporated into various design elements including ponds, lakes, and waterfalls. Public art projects were also incorporated into the waterfront. The Master Plan also included the development of a set of details to guide the design of walks, plazas, benches, water features, bridges, and other features.
As part of this effort, M.W. Steele Group led a series of community and focus group meetings which resulted in the creation of a set of goals, objectives, and program for Brush Creek. After extensive circulation and a period of public input, the plan was developed in further detail and reviewed by the City and the Community before being finalized into the Brush Creek Cultural Corridor Master Plan which now guides the redevelopment of Brush Creek. The inclusive planning process resulted in wide support for the plan and approval of its final version by all groups as proposed.