News From HKC.
2019 Vendor and Craftsman Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits
It benefits to partner with Historic Kansas City!
Historic Kansas City (HKC) is in a unique position to encourage forward-thinking about historic preservation and its importance in the life of our community, while highlighting outstanding projects undertaken by companies like yours – companies that are an integral part of the preservation community. Whether it is to provide opportunities to reach a high-quality audience or to support economic growth or to protect tangible history, we know our events and outreach initiatives provide an atmosphere that is unmatched in their ability to bring together like-minded companies and individuals who have an interest in making historic preservation economically viable. As the design and construction industry continues to evolve and grow, relationships are increasingly important.
HKC’s annual sponsorship program is specifically focused on supporting the development of strategic connections between our members, followers and sponsors.
FIVE reasons why YOU should be a sponsor:
Give more and get more every month! As an HKC Annual Sponsor, your firm will gain multiple exclusive opportunities to reach HKC members, followers, firms, and allied professionals while demonstrating your commitment to promoting a high-quality built environment.
Exposure: Each year, HKC promotes outreach initiatives and networking events which offer unique opportunities to highlight your business directly to the local preservation community and to other participating industry leaders.
Positioning: Support the program areas that matter most to your business while positioning your company as a leader and trusted information source. These are excellent opportunities to differentiate your firm from your competition by aligning your business mission and goals with ours.
Relationship-Building: Use this opportunity to build long-term relationships that count. Develop the key relationships needed for your company/firm to maximize its potential in an ever-more competitive industry.
Deductible Business Expense: HKC is a 501-c- 3 organization. All or part of your sponsorship may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution for state or federal tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor.
HKC’s annual sponsorship program offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to give you direct marketing and visibility benefits for 12-months.
Development Plans – 604 W. 47th St.
The Plaza’s historic nature is immediately threatened by the demolition of the 7th Church of Christ Scientist at the corner of 47th and Pennsylvania to be replaced with a 12-story, mixed-use project by Legacy Development.
Young Preservationist Board Member Application
Over the past year, The Young Preservationist, KC (YP) has undergone several significant changes, and
we are writing today to share the exciting future we have in front of us for this organization. After
months of talking to other successful young boards in the Kansas City area the YP has decided on a
mission statement. The Young Preservationist organization will focus on raising awareness of
preservation activities in the community by supporting the parent organization Historic Kansas City;
while simultaneously offering a chance to meet new people, talk about the history of the built
environment in Kansas City, network and enjoy social events.
The main activities of the YP organization are the following:
• Bar Series (Quarterly Educational history lesson of historic bar in KC)
• Party Planning (Help parent organization HKC with annual social event)
• YP chosen annual advocacy issue (Guidance from HKC)
• Outreach for expanding YP membership
The YP Board will meet every other month in 2019, each meeting will be about 2 hours in duration. There
may also be some follow-up questions/discussions by email. The YP board will consist of approximately
6-8 people all under the age of 40 years old.
Historic Kansas City, as the parent organization, is looking to provide meaningful engagement and
leadership skills to the Young Preservationist Board members. We hope you consider joining the arsenal
of highly motivated volunteer talent that join young non-profit boards in Kansas City every day. Whether
you’re brand new to YP, or have been a member for a few years, we would like for you to consider
applying for a board role in the Young Preservationist. See attached forms. Please feel free to reach
out to us at HKCF@historickansascity.org if you have any additional questions. Also, check us out on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HistoricKC/
Plaza Bowl Sample Letter
Support a “protection” zoning overlay for the 47th Street corridor on the Plaza!!
How you can help. Send a letter of support to Patty.Noll@kcmo.org. See example.
Over the years, the historic fabric of the Plaza has been slowly disappearing. It is under immediate threat due to “bottom line” driven development decisions that irresponsibly compromise the character of the Plaza by ignoring established city policy.
A majority of the Plaza area remains unprotected! An immediate implementation measure of the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan in 2016 was to codify the recommendations of the “Bowl Concept” as an ordinance, rather than as a guideline. In 2016, a portion of the “Bowl Concept” was implemented through a zoning amendment that includes part of the “base of the bowl”, essentially what Highwoods/Taubman owns. It caps the height in this area at 45 feet and restricts unwanted uses. A second expansion of the “Bowl Concept” was adopted along Main Street in 2018, with varied height/use restrictions.
2018 Preservation Awards Nomination Form
Historic Kansas City is accepting nominations for our annual Preservation Awards. Award categories cover a broad array of preservation issues in order to encourage nominations from a wide range of professionals and disciplines. Nominations are due Friday, February 15th 2019. The nomination process is very simple—it will just take a few minutes of your time. Please fill attached form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaza Bowl Overlay District – Expansion #3 – Staff Report_11_20_18
The purpose of the third expansion of the Plaza Bowl Overlay District is to establish land use regulations and limit building heights for an area generally along 47th Street.
Letter to UMKC — demolition Dickey Mansion Carriage House.
This morning HKC reached out to the Chancellor and Trustees of UMKC. See attached letter.
September 24th will mark the end of the large stately carriage house that was built in 1912 by Walter S. Dickey. The historic structure is being demolished to create an enhanced driveway for a planned addition for the School of Computing and Engineering. Plans posted separately.
Historic Kansas City posted the scheduled demolition across our social media platforms twice in August, the response has been overwhelming. The news has reached over 54,000 individuals, resulted in 420 comments and been “shared” well over 200 times. Also covered by local news outlets.
Please continue to share, as public awareness and feedback may help UMKC rethink a simplistic demolition plan to meet their educational space or driveway enhancement needs. We need to help them think more creatively to save a significant building related to the history of UMKC and the City. Further, other, more imaginative institutions have preserved their historic buildings while continuing their growth. They are not inconsistent.
Many have asked what they can do, and we encourage you to express your concerns and disappointment about the structure directly to: Chancellor Agrawal at email@example.com or 816 235-1101. Or, Troy Lillebo, Director of External Relations, Liaison to the UMKC Trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-6585
As an institution supported by your tax dollars, tuition and alumni support, it is important that institutional leadership hear directly from constituents vested in preserving the historic fabric on the UMKC campus. Let your voice be heard.