Greenline KC: Kansas City's urban trail that will connect neighborhoods
May 24, 2024
Jared Campbell
Greenline KC: Kansas City's urban trail that will connect neighborhoods
Description: Offering recreation and outdoor amenity spaces, Greenline KC will create a stage for neighborhoods along the loop to express themselves along the path, fostering cross-cultural interaction and appreciation.  Over the past decade, other cities have developed similar concepts: the High Line in New York, the Beltline in Atlanta, the Underline in Miami, the 606 in Chicago.  From art districts, to historic neighborhoods, to heritage trails, it will be a new way to explore the core of our city.

Jared Campbell is a life-long resident of the Greater Kansas City area.  He graduated from William Jewell with a B.A. in political science.  A long-time community volunteer while working in the nonprofit and personal insurance sectors, Jared joined the staff of the Downtown Council and their Downtown Community Improvement Districts as a Resident Engagement Project Manager in October 2020.  His work focuses on quality of life issues for the residents of downtown, policy work at the city and state level, and project management such as with the Greenline_KC project.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling and photography.  Jared currently lives downtown with his wife, Katie, and their dog, June.  He is also a member of Rotary Club 13.


Downtown Kansas City has come a long way over the last twenty + years.  From pockets of residents and a ghost town feel after 5pm to now 32,000 residents, billions in new development, and a vibrancy that is attracting national attention, Downtown KC is on the rise.  And the future looks even better.  Multi-year projects in the West Bottoms and along the riverfront will bring hundreds of millions in development.  From the Westside to 18th & Vine, neighborhoods are growing and adding amenities to downtown.  World-class green space, new restaurants, and new attractions will continue to make Downtown KC the play to live, work and play!