Community Members Gather to Shape a Vision for the Northeast Area and Voting Results Are In!
Over 125 people attended the Community Meeting 2 afternoon and evening sessions on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A big thanks to Neff Packaging and Grant Elementary School for hosting the meetings. At both sessions, Northeast Area residents and stakeholders shared their visions for different place types in the community and voted for their favorite TLC Early Action Project from a list of 10 final project concepts. The final projects were generated from over 120 ideas submitted at Community Meeting 1 in October based on popularity, diversity and feasibility.
And the results are in! These 3 Early Action Project ideas received the most votes totaled across the afternoon and evening sessions:
#1 – Further explore the cooperative community-owned grocery model, and invite experts to the community to teach us how it’s done (31 votes)
#2 – Work with YouthBuild on rehab of homes on a “model block” identified by community (17 votes)
#3 – Develop program for health services at Quindaro Community Center clinic space, and identify willing service providers (15 votes)
These 3 TLC Early Action Projects, which will get the ball rolling on larger initiatives and strategies, will be refined and developed moving forward. If you’re interested in volunteering to help organize or implement an Early Action Project, please let us know using the Contact page.
If you weren’t able to attend Community Meeting 2, you can view the Community Meeting 2 Presentation and send us your comments using the Contact page. Community Meeting 3 will be held in early 2018, with date and times to be determined. Be sure to sign up to receive email updates if you haven’t already!
The Deadline for Applying to Be A Northeast Area Master Plan Community Liaison Has Been Extended to December 15!
The Northeast Area Master Plan project team is seeking two Community Liaisons who are currently residents of the Northeast Area to facilitate the Northeast Area Master Plan process. Assistance will be needed starting December of 2017 and ending at the completion of the planning process, which is expected to be in June of 2018. Each Community Liaison will be provided a stipend of $2,500. The liaisons will be expected to contribute 160 hours of work at a rate of $15/hour to activities associated with the planning process. Responsibilities include:
- Attend and help lead future Northeast Area Master Plan community meetings
- Provide regular updates and outreach to Northeast Area neighborhood associations and organizations
- Organize and attend meetings with neighborhood residents and stakeholders
- Perform outreach to residents door-to-door or by phone
- Provide detailed notes and documentation of activities as needed
- Assist in developing Early Action Projects
The Community Liaison must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work with a variety of people.
Please email or mail a resume and cover letter by December 15, 2017, to:
Community Liaison Hiring Manager
Department of Planning and Land Use
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
701 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101
Include “Community Liaison Position” in subject line.
Download a Summary of Community Meeting 1
Thank you to the over 150 community members who attended the afternoon or evening sessions of Community Meeting 1 on October 2, 2017. We have posted a summary of the feedback and ideas shared at this meeting entitled Assets and Challenges of the Northeast Area. You can also download all of the Community Meeting 1 materials and scanned copies of the story boards and feedback we received at the Documents page.
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