In 2016, the city, a developer and Plaza area stakeholders reached a compromise agreement towards the development of a proposed hotel project, at 46th St. and Wornall Road. The plan proposes a 175-room Tribute Hotel (10 stories), and a 120-room Aloft Hotel (7 stories).
An ordinance established a Sounding Board including Historic Kansas City, Parkway Towers, the Plaza Westport Neighborhood Association, and 4646 Broadway Condominiums, to refine the development of a final plan. The City Planning Commission approved the MPD plan in January 2020. After MPD final development plan approval by the City Council, the Sounding Board will continue to serve a critical role in assuring compliance of the exterior materials and refined elements with the Plaza architectural guidelines detailed in the Midtown Plaza Area Plan.