Power & Light District, Kansas City, Mo


KC power & light #1.aGiving a city back it’s heart –

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.

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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.



About William Corneli, AIA, LEEDap

Intergrative Design + Management

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