Group suggests naming new Kansas City airport in honor of MLK

Posted: 10:33 PM, May 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-10 10:33:00Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An advisory committee has a new idea on how to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This proposal would take flight with King's name. The MLK Advisory Group proposed naming the new airport the Martin Luther King Jr. Airport.

The group also suggested renaming the miles-long Paseo Boulevard after King.

Finally, the group discussed naming an east-west street in honor of King.

A community meeting to talk about those proposals will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Marlborough Community Center, 8200 the Paseo.

A final decision is expected to be announced at a meeting May 16.

That recommendation will go to Mayor Sly James.