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During meetings for “Greening America’s Capitals,” the groups discussed ideas such as creating a marketplace in a parking lot near an abandoned shoe factory near the interchange of U.S. 50/63 and U.S. 54. The factory could be converted into residential and business space, the groups suggested.

During meetings for “Greening America’s Capitals,” the groups discussed ideas such as creating a marketplace in a parking lot near an abandoned shoe factory near the interchange of U.S. 50/63 and U.S. 54. The factory could be converted into residential and business space, the groups suggested.

Sometimes, it is good to have a big plan.

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But after three days of charrettes with city officials, business owners and residents, small steps appear to be the course of action for greening Missouri’s capital.

During a wrapup session Friday at City Hall, consultants with the “Greening America’s Capitals” program presented a large eventual idea, as well as potential incremental steps to reach the goal of improving the Millbottom area.

Representatives from the Kansas City-based BNIM Architecture explained that, after meeting with a variety of the interested parties, they were able to create a list of priorities aimed at improving the area.

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