In Independence, Missouri, U.S. Highway 24 runs through the heart of the historic Fairmount Business District. Wide roads, fast traffic, lack of sidewalks, and confusing intersections all limit the potential of this area to attract visitors, support investment, and achieve its full potential. BikeWalkKC worked with community partners and the project team to improve the safety, comfort, and placemaking potential of this important community destination while recognizing the role of the Highway 24 corridor as an important regional transportation connection. Improvements include protected bicycle facilities and several fully protected intersections. The design recommends changes to intersection alignments to improve safety and efficiency. New, accessible sidewalks and public spaces support adjacent businesses, while landscaping and stormwater management features address longstanding flooding issues. Connections to surrounding neighborhoods and amenities are also considered, placing improvements in the Fairmount District in the context of a broader network of multimodal connections.