Mon September 13, 2010
Architectural Battle Shows Different Visions for Plaza
Kansas City, MO – The Country Club Plaza has seen plenty of changes its nearly ninety years, but none of have sparked as much public passion as the recent announcement of new building plans by the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart. On August 19th, Plaza owner Highwoods Properties announced it would demolish the Balcony Building on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway to build an eight-story, glass office building.
The proposal has led to debate and protest, online, in print and on the Plaza, but KCUR's Susan B. Wilson started looking into the issue by talking to those who'll be affected the most: Plaza merchants.