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Kansas City Downtown Airport

Category: Commercial

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Designed By:
Patti Banks Associates,
Landscape Design Overview:
In 2003, Patti Banks Associates (PBA) worked with a project team and the Kansas City Aviation Department to update the Downtown Airport's landscape and increase security around the entry to the facility.

The Aviation Department was pleased with the showy appeal and lower maintenance of the native plantings near the entry, and in 2004, requested PBA provide additional design services for areas under the 169 Hwy/Broadway Bridge viaduct, and along the airport access road that parallels 169 Hwy. Natives were a must to continue the new standard of a lower maintenance, high aesthetic landscape.

In 2004, PBA completed a design for the area below the viaduct that included natives such as Black-eyed Susan, Bugbane, Smooth Sumac, Little Bluestem and dotted with a few columnar English Oak. The beds are framed with Buffalograss sod.

The landscape along the airport access road was seeded with a mix including Black-eyed Susan, Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama and Purple Coneflower and used Cosmos as a covercrop.
Plants featured in this design:
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)