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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

    Film Row

    Historic Kansas City is working with UMKC’s Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design, the Crossroads Community Association as well as property owners and neighborhood stakeholders on a preservation protection strategy for historic Film… read more

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  • I'm a Preservationist

    Danny O’Neill

    President & Owner of The Roasterie

    Danny O’Neill—a preservationist from originally from Denison, Iowa. He started out air roasting coffee in the basement of his home in Brookside and in 1993 he founded The Roasterie. Since that time his company…

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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 »

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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JOHN O’BRIEN

Owner, Hammer Out Design

John O’Brien is the owner of Hammer Out Design in Independence, and formerly the owner of the Dolphin Gallery in the West Bottoms. He originally opened the Dolphin Gallery on 39th Street, then moved…

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