Westport Survey Meeting
The first comprehensive survey to inventory, map and describe Westport’s significant cultural resources is completed. The survey will be an important tool for protecting and preserving Westport’s distinctive character as the area continues to grow and change. During the survey, preservation consultant Rosin Preservation documented the building’s appearance and history in order to determine whether or not it qualifies for listing in the Kansas City or National Registers of Historic Places. Part of the survey also included the preparation of a historic context statement and examined the area’s history and the various property types associated with that history.
HKC will host a public presentation Tuesday, February 6th for the public to learn more about the Survey, including the process and eligible historic resources that were identified:
Registration: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm
The Survey showcases the diversity of cultural resources in Westport, including places of social importance, architecturally significant buildings, and historic districts. As Westport continues to be a district of rapid change, the Survey gives developers, property owners, policymakers, and the general public information about significant historic resources in their community.
The effort was sparked by neighborhood concerns that new development proposals endanger the character of “Old Westport.” A coalition calling itself Help Save Old Westport mounted a GoFundMe campaign to raise dollars to pay for the survey. The Survey was paid for by generous contributions from “Help Save Old Westport” GoFundMe contributors, the Kemper Fund for Kansas and Missouri of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. We hope to see you there.