The City of Parkville has adopted various studies and plans for several different projects. Click on the links below to view more information about each study.
TranSystems completed a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) study for improvements to the four-way intersection at Crooked Road, S. National Drive and River Hills Drive and the three-way intersection at S. National Drive and S. National Drive. The study addressed concerns about safety and operations of the two study areas as traffic volumes in the area increased due to nearby residential home development. The study includes recommendations for signage and pavement markings in both study areas.
Affinis Corp completed a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) study for geometric improvements south of the intersection at Lewis Street and Mo Highway 45. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the traffic patterns and analyze the changes associated with the removal of a median break approximately 50 feet south of the intersection. The study includes summary of the impacts associated with the median changes, analysis of the existing conditions and alternatives, three concept drawings and recommended improvements.
Many of the City’s codes and regulations were adopted over 40 years ago. Although many sections have been amended as needed, the zoning and subdivision regulations have not been comprehensively updated. The City seeks to develop clear, understandable, and user-friendly zoning and subdivision regulation documents that: a) are consistent with existing City plans and policies, b) implement the 2009 City of Parkville Master Plan, and c) tailor development and design standards for the City’s diverse development contexts and needs. The City also seeks a balanced approach to regulation in terms of facilitating growth and development while protecting Parkville’s character, landscapes, resources, public health, safety and welfare. The zoning code and subdivision regulations were adopted at the Board of Aldermen meeting on February 7, 2017.
The 2016 Parks Master Plan was created to provide a road map for the utilization, development and expansion of Parkville’s current and future park system. The final plan was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on November 15, 2016.
The Highway 45 Corridor is a significant travel corridor and primary gateway to southern Platte County and Parkville, Missouri. The Highway 45 Corridor Plan represents an opportunity to capitalize on those recent investments by guiding future improvements/development and strengthening the role of the corridor in the region. The final plan was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on July 19, 2016.
The purpose of the Route 9 Corridor Study is to create an implementation plan that addresses vehicular and pedestrian improvements to mitigate safety and capacity issues and minimize traffic conflicts on Route 9; enhance aesthetics and pedestrian movements particularly in proximity to downtown and Park University; accommodate compatible new development and redevelopment along the corridor; reduce future construction costs by facilitating the reservation of right-of-way for future improvements; and position the participating municipalities to compete in future transportation grant cycles for eligible improvements in the corridor.
Market Feasibility & Economic Impact Analysis for Sports Complex and/or Commercial Development (2014)
The City engaged Conventions, Sports & Leisure International and DiSalvo Development Advisors to provide a market feasibility and economic impact analysis for a sports complex and/or commercial development at the southeast corner of Interstate 435 and Highway 45.
Vision Downtown Parkville was adopted in 2014 and was created to build consensus around a common vision, goals and objectives for Downtown Parkville. The final plan blends public input with the project team’s planning, engineering, architecture and economic analysis, provides a vision for the future of downtown Parkville and identifies recommended strategies, policies and plans for enhancing Downtown.
The Parkville Livable Community Study was adopted in 2013 and was the result of a year-long study of how to promote efficient transportation, enhance safety, protect the environment and support economic vitality in downtown Parkville. The study addresses key issues and community concerns identified and prioritized through broad community input ranging from stakeholder interviews to online-forums.
The 2013 Flood Protection Study was prepared by the United States Corps of Engineers to develop flood protection recommendations that can be incorporated into an integrated, cost efficient, and effective flood protection plan for the City of Parkville. This study focused on two separate areas in Parkville for flood planning: the historic downtown business district and English Landing Riverfront Park. The Downtown study area is north of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks and west of the White Aloe Branch. The park area is south of the BNSF railroad tracks, east of the White Aloe Branch and extends adjacent to the Missouri River.
The 2010 Downtown Traffic Study was completed to study vehicle and pedestrian safety and circulation needs in the downtown district which includes Main Street from the railroad crossing through the intersection with 1st Street, 1St Street from Main Street to River Park Drive, and East Street from the railroad crossing to River Park Drive. The study included a series of inventories of existing conditions, traffic counts, review of the traffic crash history, analyses to identify potential traffic operations deficiencies, and the identification and evaluation of potential improvement alternatives.
The Parkville Master Plan is the comprehensive guide for development and redevelopment of the community. It is intended to guide policy and provide recommendations for future actions involving land development, sustainability, development design, provision of infrastructure, preservation of open spaces and natural resources, and preservation of the community character.
The 2009 Citizen Survey was completed to establish a baseline of citizen satisfaction with the delivery of major city services and priorities for the City’s ongoing planning process.
A parks master plan is a long-term vision and plan of action for a community’s park system. The purpose of the P3 was to provide the City, its citizens and other related organizations a road map for the utilization, development and expansion of the city’s current and future park system. The plan was updated in 2016.