KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A debate is waging over two grocery stores hoping to move into the Waldo and Brookside communities.
At issue is the plan to slice into the Trolley Trail to create new driveways for the grocery stores.
Members of the Kansas City Track Club have started a letter-writing campaign to urge city leaders to stop the development of the Hen House and Whole Foods Market. The group wants to preserve the safety of the Trolley Trail.
Plans call for a Whole Foods Market at 51st and Brookside and a Hen House Market at 77th and Wornall.
Developers would slice up the Trolley Trail to create driveways for the new grocery stores. The Trolley Trail already has several developments that cut through the path, but opponents say this will jeopardize the safety of this community trail and reduce the trails accessibility to young families, many of whom run down this trail with strollers and teach their kids how to ride a bike on this path.
Track Club members are urging developers to take their plans for the stores to other parts of town. Both of these projects are only in the planning stages.
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