MARC’s MetroGreen Plan (2002)

Status

The MetroGreen Plan was launched in 2001 by the Mid-America Regional Council of Governments.

Purpose

Mid-America Regional Council’s MetroGreen Plan is a proposed 1,144-mile interconnected system of public and private open spaces, greenways and trails designed to link seven counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The plan covers Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri.

Key Conclusions

  • proposes alternative travel options for area residents commuting from home to work or school;
  • heightens awareness of recreational facilities throughout the region and improves access to them;
  • unifies the seven counties in the metro; and
  • connects economic, cultural and historic destinations throughout the region.