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    Westport is about to change!

    The door opened for “Big” development in Westport.

    Preservationist and eight midtown neighborhoods were not heard by the majority of City Council. On Thursday, the City Council voted 8-2 to approve the rezoning plan for the Opus Development. Council members Katheryn Shields and Scott Wagner were the only no votes, citing a precedent-setting size for that location. Councilwoman Jolie Justus was the only council member to speak in favor of the proposal.

    At least three sizable redevelopments are being proposed for the Old Westport area that would require zoning changes from current uses. More detailed planning is needed to guide an effective balance of change in Westport.

    In anticipation, HKC is undertaking a historic resources survey to provide an inventory and assessment of the areas built environment.  HKC with the Help Save Westport group has raised $25,000 to pay for a professional survey. The Westport area doesn’t have broad protection as a historic district, so redevelopment decisions are being made case by case.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Public Policy Initiatives

    The Historic Kansas City  continually works towards ensuring sound and practical public policy decisions and implementation  at the city, state and federal level. We are actively involved in advocacy efforts to save the MO Historic… read more

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    LYNDON WADE

    Director/Photographer, Owner of the Guild

    Lyndon Wade is part of the photography and directorial duo called The Wade Brothers, the owners of the Guild KC and a video production company called RW2 studios. The Wade Brothers have been named…

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Welcome

Westport is about to change!

The door opened for “Big” development in Westport.

Preservationist and eight midtown neighborhoods were not heard by the majority of City Council. On Thursday, the City Council voted 8-2 to approve the rezoning plan for the Opus Development. Council members Katheryn Shields and Scott Wagner were the only no votes, citing a precedent-setting size for that location. Councilwoman Jolie Justus was the only council member to speak in favor of the proposal.

At least three sizable redevelopments are being proposed for the Old Westport area that would require zoning changes from current uses. More detailed planning is needed to guide an effective balance of change in Westport.

In anticipation, HKC is undertaking a historic resources survey to provide an inventory and assessment of the areas built environment.  HKC with the Help Save Westport group has raised $25,000 to pay for a professional survey. The Westport area doesn’t have broad protection as a historic district, so redevelopment decisions are being made case by case.

 

 

 

 

 

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18th and Vine Building Preservation ...

Historic Kansas City  has been awarded a grant from the Richard and Julia Moe Fund for preservation work in the Jazz District of Kansas City, Missouri. A professional consultant will be hired to complete… read more

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WINIFRED WRIGHT

Designer, Eisterhold Associates Inc.

Winifred works for a local design firm and some of her hobbies include biking, gardening, and bar tending. In 2012 she was recognized as one of the 100 People Who Make Life Better in…

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