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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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  • Upcoming Event in Your Area

    Stockyards Brewing Co. Happy Hour: Revive to Imbibe

    Please join Young Preservationists, KC for our Revive to Imbibe happy hour series at Stockyards Brewing Co.! There will be fun, networking and starting at 6pm there will be a quick & fascinating history… read more

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  • Projects in the Kansas City Community

    2014 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. For pictures and more information about the buildings on the list, please… read more

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  • I'm a Preservationist

    Butch Rigby

    Founder and Owner, Screenland Theaters

    Butch Rigby loves movies, architecture and history, and has incorporated these passions into his professional career. Butch has rehabilitated numerous buildings in the Kansas City area, including several buildings in the Old Film Row…

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Read More Historic Kansas City »

Stockyards Brewing Co. Happy Hour: ...

Please join Young Preservationists, KC for our Revive to Imbibe happy hour series at Stockyards Brewing Co.! There will be fun, networking and starting at 6pm there will be a quick & fascinating history… read more

View the Calendar »

St. John The Divine

Historic Kansas City is engaged with community partners and Wyandotte County officials to try to save St. John the Divine in Kansas City Kansas. Originally built in 1887 but remodeled in 1909, this brick… 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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