The American Planning Association on Thursday named the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City one of four Great Neighborhoods on its Great Places in America list, according to a news release from the APA.
The news release states the Crossroads is KC’s “artistic and entrepreneurial core, a walkable neighborhood featuring hundreds of art-focused entities, regular cultural events and hosting a growing number of tech start-ups.”
The Crossroads is home to tons of art including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Crossroads Music Festival and First Friday events.
The APA also talked about how there are a number of adaptive reuse projects in the Crossroads to convert underused warehouses into residential, retail and office space.
According to the news release,
"APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning – attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country."
The other three neighborhoods the APA recognized are Downtown Plano in Plano, Texas, the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Fla., and the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix, Ariz.
Visit www.planning.org/greatplaces for more information about these neighborhoods as well as APA’s top five Great Streets and top six Great Public Spaces for 2015.