Wall Collapses along Wornall Road and Kirkwood Condominiums
The stacked rock retaining wall that runs along Wornall Road in front of Kirkwood collapsed earlier this week. I just drove by again today on my way to the office, and it looks the same. I heard it was because of all the rain we have been having recently. Evidently this wall was rebuilt when Kirkwood was under construction – just goes to show how the quality of craftsmanship has deteriorated over the years. They just don’t build them like they used to. I was contacted by the manager of the Kirkwood who informed me that the city of Kansas City originally built this wall, they rebuilt this wall, and the city owns this wall, not Kirkwood.
Here is a photo I took of the rubble:
There was another retaining wall on main that crumbled last year and took months to fix.
Any idea who is in charge of maintaining those walls? Is it the city or the adjacent property owner?
CORRECTION. The earlier blog is wrong. Kirkwood did not build the wall–did not rebuild the wall–did not repair the wall. The wall was originally constructed by the City many years ago. The new improvements to upper Wornall were reviewed and approved by the City. The wall is owned by the City. The wall is located on City right of way, and it is the City’s obligation to maintain and repair the wall. And the City is now working on plans for repair.
Thank you for the information, Patrick. I have made the correction. Any idea when the city is going to fix the wall?
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