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City awarded for planning and environmental achievements

The City of Kansas City, Mo., recently received three awards from the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association for excellence in shaping quality communities in Missouri. The awards included a wide variety of projects, including master plans, redevelopment, innovative projects and other efforts to advance planning.

The awards ceremony will take place during the Missouri/Kansas American Planning Association Bi-State Planning Conference, which will be held from Oct. 22-24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1301 Wyandotte St.

The City Planning and Development Department and project consultants won two awards. The department worked with Patty Banks Associates to win the Outstanding Tool category for the Stream Setback Ordinance, which sets requirements for a buffer zone between streams and new development. The department also won the Outstanding Plan category for its work with HNTB on the Hickman Mills Area Plan.

The City’s Office of Environmental Quality, a division of the City Manager’s Office, won the Special Community Initiative award for its Climate Protection Plan, which directs City staff to reduce greenhouse emissions from City operations and work with public and private organizations to reduce emissions communitywide.

“The Outstanding Tool and Special Community Initiative awards confirm the City’s resolve to move forward on programs that protect the environment and promote green solutions,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said. “The Outstanding Plan award shows the attention to detail and public input that Councilmembers and City staff consider when creating an area plan.”

For more information on the City Planning and Development Department awards, call Bob Langenkamp at (816) 513-2857. For more information on the Office of Environment Quality award, call Dennis Murphey at (816) 513-3459.

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