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City holds public meetings for downtown area plan

City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department staff and a consultant team led by BNIM Architects are kicking off the Greater Downtown Area Plan with a series of public meetings to establish a vision to guide public decisions on land use, housing, infrastructure, public services, open space and zoning in the Greater Downtown Area.

The workshops will be held in three project sub-areas that include 11 diverse neighborhoods surrounding downtown on both sides of the Missouri river. Residents are invited to participate in the meeting in their area. Meetings are:

Downtown Loop, West Bottoms, Columbus Park, River Market and Harlem neighborhoods – (Red sub-areas)
June 23, 6-8 p.m. (registration from 5:45-6 p.m.)
Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. Fifth St.

Paseo West, 18th & Vine, Beacon Hill and Longfellow neighborhoods – (Blue sub-area)
June 24, 6-8 p.m. (registration from 5:45-6 p.m.)
Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 E. 17th Terrace

Crossroads, Westside, Crown Center and Union Hill – (Green sub-area)

July 1, 6-8 p.m. (registration from 5:45-6 p.m.)
Union Station, Arthur Stilwell Conference Room, 30 W. Pershing Road

The Greater Downtown Area Plan will create policies designed to ensure the City is able to continue to benefit from recent development activity downtown, while providing strategies to address the unique issues and needs of these neighborhoods.

For more information about the Greater Downtown Area Plan, contact Gerald Williams, project manager, City Planning and Development Department, at (816) 513-2897, or visit the department’s Web site at

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