Unified Government Adopts Northeast Area Master Plan

Following a unanimous recommendation for adoption by the City’s Planning Commission in October, the Northeast Area Master Plan was formally adopted by the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners on November 29, 2018.  You can download the final plan at the following link:

Northeast Area Master Plan – Adopted 11/29/2018 (29MB)

Rooted in resident engagement and built upon existing strengths, the plan captures the Northeast Area community’s bold vision for its future. Implementation of the plan is being led by the Unified Government and the Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA), and is being carried out by the organizations, residents and stakeholders who are committed to making the Northeast Area a community of choice.

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UG Planning Commission to Review Draft Northeast Area Master Plan

The planning team is pleased to release the next public draft of the Northeast Area Master Plan (NEAMP), which will be reviewed by the Unified Government Planning Commission at 6:30PM on Monday, October 8, 2018, in the City Hall Commission Chambers (701 North 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101).

You can download the full draft plan and appendices using the following link:

Northeast Area Master Plan – Planning Commission Draft

Final adoption of the NEAMP is subject to review and approval by the Board of
Commissioners. A date for that hearing has not been scheduled at this time.

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Draft Northeast Area Master Plan Released for Public Review and Comment


The planning team is pleased to release a public draft of the Northeast Area Master Plan. We will accept comments on the draft plan through Wednesday, September 5, 2018. You can submit comments or questions through this website’s Contact Page. You can also mail or drop off handwritten or typed comments to the attention of:

Zachary Flanders
Department of Urban Planning and Land Use
Room 423, Municipal Office Building
701 North 7th St., Kansas City, KS 66101

All comments will be reviewed by Unified Government staff and the planning team and incorporated as appropriate. Your feedback is important, so please take the time to let us know your thoughts.

You can download the full draft plan and appendix items using the links below:

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Join Us for the Draft Plan Open House on July 17!

You are invited to attend the Draft Plan Open House on Tuesday, July 17, as we unveil a draft of the Northeast Area Master Plan. Your feedback is important! What works in the plan, what needs to be worked on, and what are we missing? You will also receive an update on the three Early Action Projects underway and learn how to get involved.

This is an informal open house event, so feel free to drop in as you are able. Families with children are welcome. Identical afternoon and evening open houses will be held in order to maximize participation and a Spanish translator will be present. Questions? Call 913-573-5759 or email zflanders@wycokck.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

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HNMA Receives $3,000 Grant to Implement Early Action Project

We are excited to announce that the Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA) was awarded a $3,000 Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) grant to help implement one of the three early action projects identified by the community in the Northeast Area Master Plan process: the development of a neighborhood grocery store.

Connected to the overall theme of “A Food Hub,” the development of a neighborhood grocery has been identified as a top community priority for implementation. Working with local community members, HNMA and the planning team have created a strategy for developing the first phases of this important initiative. In addition to the NRF grant, the Unified Government has dedicated resources to moving this project forward.

In other good news, the Turtle Hill Community Association also received a NRF grant in the amount of $3,000 for the Kids Art in Douglass Park project at the orchard located at 5th & Washington Boulevard. This project is a part of the Turtle Hill Summer Youth Art Camp.

The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative managed by the Community Capital Fund (CCF) and Greater Kansas City LISC that provides grants up to $3,000 for high-impact community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low to moderate income areas throughout Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

We look forward to announcing the next phases of the neighborhood grocery store early action project!

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Join Us for Community Meeting 3 on March 13

Community participation throughout this planning process has been great, but it’s not over yet! We need your help shaping the Plan’s proposed themes and prioritizing the ideas and projects the community has brought to the table over the last few months.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 13, for Community Meeting 3. We will hold two identical meetings at 12:00pm and 6:00pm at Bertram Caruthers Elementary School (1100 Waverly Avenue, Kansas City, KS). We will meet the Community Liaisons, listen to your feedback on four proposed Plan Themes and follow-up on the three Early Action Projects selected by Community Meeting 2 attendees.

If you’re just jumping into the process now, you can download all past meeting materials and the summaries of feedback we have received at the Documents page.

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Read the Community Meeting 2 Summary

The summary of Community Meeting 2 is now available! Thank you to the over 125 community members who attended the afternoon or evening sessions of Community Meeting 2 on December 5, 2017.  We have posted a summary of the voting results, feedback and ideas shared at this meeting entitled Visioning for Place Types of the Northeast Area.  You can also download all of the Community Meeting 2 materials and scanned copies of the activity posters and feedback we received at the Documents page.

Are we missing something? Let us know using our Contact Form.