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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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    2011 Most Endangered List

    2011 Most Endangered Historic Resources 1. KCMO Closed Schools, KCMO 2. Lane Blueprint Building, 1520 Main, KCMO 3. Knickerbocker Apartments, 501-531 Knickerbocker Place, KCMO 4. The Historic Country Club Plaza and Country Club District,… read more

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    HOWARD HANNA

    Chef/Owner, Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange

    Howard Hanna is the Chef/Owner of The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange in the Crossroads and Ca Va in historic Westport. Hanna is a 2003 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in New…

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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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2013 Most Endangered

Each year Historic Kansas City publishes a Most Endangered list to raise awareness and advocate for saving our city’s historic buildings and resources. 1.     Victor Beutner House, 1311 Manheim Rd, KCMO This early modernist concrete… read more

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PATRICK RYAN

Chef/Owner Port Fonda

Patrick Ryan is the Chef and Owner of the Port Fonda food truck and restaurant. He was nominated in 2013 for Food and Wine Magazine’s People’s Best New Chef Award. After having worked in…

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