PLANNING

CFS seeks to develop safe, viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that promote sustainable environments for living, working and playing. Working with communities, we strive to improve the quality of life for its residents through public transit, walkable environments, and sustainable practice recommendations. We ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in decision making processes. As site planners, transportation engineers, landscape architects and community planners, we work with communities to understand the challenges, set community goals, generate community choices, develop alternative scenarios, and document recommendations with master plans or implementable design guidelines.

PROJECTS

Missouri Route 9 | Parkville, Missouri

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MSO | Lawrence, Kansas

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US-24 Highway - Fairmount District | Independence, Missouri

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Kauffman Facility Master Plan | Springfield, Missouri

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PLANNING

CFS seeks to develop safe, viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that promote sustainable environments for living, working and playing. Working with communities, we strive to improve the quality of life for its residents through public transit, walkable environments, and sustainable practice recommendations. We ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in decision making processes. As site planners, transportation engineers, landscape architects and community planners, we work with communities to understand the challenges, set community goals, generate community choices, develop alternative scenarios, and document recommendations with master plans or implementable design guidelines.

PROJECTS

Missouri Route 9 | Parkville, Missouri

The study for Missouri Highway Route 9 in Parkville, MO provided specific design details to turn the urban two-lane highway into a two-lane/three-lane “Complete Street” with enhancements in safety, congestion mitigation, and aesthetics to engage pedestrians, recreational and commuter bicyclists, and public transportation users. The goals of the project include safety improvements for all multi-modal users, improvements to increase traffic capacity, aesthetic and pedestrian management, reservation of future right-of-way, planned designs to accommodate new development, and a scope and implementation plan to finance the roadway modernization. The study was performed in conjunction with the Mid-America Regional Council, MoDOT, Platte County, Park University, the City of Riverside, and the City of Parkville and covered 3.68 miles from Route 45 to Mattox Road.

MSO | Lawrence, Kansas

The City of Lawrence Municipal Services & Operations Department (MSO) hired the Dake|Wells/CFS Team to complete architectural and engineering services to master plan their new Field Operations Facility. The intent of the project is to consolidate and relocate MSO and Parks & Recreation Departments Field Operations staff which includes Solid Waste, Streets, Stormwater, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Central Maintenance, Facilities, Compost, Forestry, and Horticulture to this new site. We are currently working with stakeholders to develop the plan and cost estimates. The plan will minimize duplication of facilities, improve resource sharing and functionality, improve storage and security, and leverage scarce resources through a multi-phased approach.

US-24 Highway - Fairmount District | Independence, Missouri

The City of Independence defined a need to complete a new plan for the Fairmount Business District that would encourage redevelopment, pedestrian safety and excitement within this blighted neighborhood area. Input from the public was critical to the team’s understanding of the pedestrian, vehicular, commercial and residential land uses, the generation of concepts, and the development of the proposed implementation plan. CFS led the planning effort to engage the Fairmount community, created a plan for all forms of transportation, considering MoDOT requirements, created pedestrian connections throughout the area eliminating public safety hazards, and protect and restore the natural resources.

Kauffman Facility Master Plan | Springfield, Missouri

The City of Springfield currently owns a 200-acre parcel adjacent to their wastewater treatment plant, although separated by James River Freeway (a MODOT controlled highway – Route 60.)  The Department of Environmental Services is interested in utilizing a portion of the property for various offices and facilities to support their long-term mission. CFS Engineers provided planning leadership to help program the Environmental Services space to best serve the department needs but additionally protect the viability of the unprogrammed space. The master plan evaluated opportunities to create a connected Environmental Services campus – exploring a new underpass through James River Freeway to provide ease of access to the treatment plant.

Downtown Revitalization Coordinating Committee | Independence, Missouri

As the City of Independence looks towards a visionary future, City Leadership identified the need to engage key citizens in a process of identifying and prioritizing projects that would truly

transform Independence and its connectivity to its historic Downtown Square. CFS led the planning process that reviewed 16 separate plans containing over 400 projects, completed a quantitative evaluation using a prioritization matrix, identified a high-level conceptual Plan of Finance, and project recommendation list for the next 10 years. The DRCC believes that this list represents a real, tangible and effective step forward for Independence that will; 1) Spur economic development and job creation, 2) Promote tourism and foot traffic, 3) Remove blight, 4) Enhance quality of life and, 5) Attract private investment.