University of Missouri shouldn't develop on Katy Trail | The Kansas City Star

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Pat Jones and her late husband Ted created the Katy Trail, one of our state’s great natural assets. No other state has a trail that comes very close to connecting its two largest population centers.

This corridor is now in jeopardy.

A proposal to build a large housing development on land owned by the University of Missouri appears to have the blessing of the UM system. The land, which sits on a bluff above the Katy Trail near St. Louis, is adjacent to the Busch and Weldon Springs Conservation Areas. It is forested and largely undeveloped. Along with the nearby conservation areas, it forms a particularly significant place at the near the eastern terminus of the Katy Trail.

Preserving the Katy Trail corridor is especially important for Kansas City, since the trail reaches its western end here, and so brings tourists from around the country (and around the world) to our community. It is a wonderful asset for everyone, and one that I argue should be preserved for future generations.

MoBikeFed comment: More about the local grassroots effort to preserve the trail and greenspace here:

http://katylandtrust.org/proposed-development-katy-trail-missouri-river/

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