Master Plan and Design for 12 blocks of KC’s historic “Jazz Era” downtown. The promenade’s 900,000 sf features restaurants, clubs, theaters, shopping, and cinemas. Supported by high-rise residential/office towers, two hotels, residential conversion of the landmark art deco “Power & Light Tower” and “President Hotel” and a major public festival plaza.
Project Details – 12 city block redevelopment; 900,000 sf retail/entertainment promenade (phase 1); two high rise office towers, new 600 room hotel, new high rise residential tower, major public performance plaza (phase 2): conversion of historic Art Deco Power & Light Tower to residential and renovation of the historic President Hotel.
Client – Centertainment (AMC Theaters)
Team – The Jerde Partnership, Planning/Desig with Gould Evans, Kansas City (AOR), Selbert Perkins (graphics), KGM (lighting), EDAW (landscape)
Responsibilities – Entitlements/Masterplanning/Architectural Design; Project Designer, Client Contact, Consultant Coordinaiton, CAD designer.
Completed in 2006 by another developer (Cordish Company) in a modified form. Centertainment was dissolved following the death of Stan Durwood (AMC founder and project sponsor), during the implementation phase.