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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

    4728-4734 Summit

    In June of 2015 neighborhood residents reported that these Plaza apartments on Summit had been vacated by all occupants. A subsequent search of city permit applications revealed utility cut-off and pre-demolition permits, indicating an intent… read more

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  • I'm a Preservationist

    David Johnson

    Advocate and Activist

    David Johnson is a Crossroads resident and civic activist. A native of Coffeyville, KS and a project manager by day, he is also an active transit advocate and the President of the Crossroads Community…

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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 »

Thatcher School Memorial

After years of debate and numerous public hearings concerning the fate of Thacher School, the Kansas City School Board decided at its February 2015 meeting to move forward with the demolition of the 115… read more

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John McDonald

Founder Boulevard Brewery

John McDonald is the founder of Boulevard Brewery, currently the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. In 1988 John purchased a turn-of-the-century brick building on Kansas City’s historic Southwest Boulevard and installed a vintage…

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