In 2016, many conditions of compromise were reached between the city, the developer and Plaza area stakeholders towards the development of a proposed hotel project, south of 46th St. and west of Wornall Road. In particular, an ordinance established a Sounding Board including Parkway Towers, the Plaza Westport Neighborhood Association, 4646 Broadway Condominiums, and HKC, to refine the development of a final plan.
The plan proposes a 175-room Tribute Hotel (10 stories), a 120-room Aloft Hotel (7 stories). The CPC approved the MPD plan in January. Post MPD final development plan approval by City Council, the Sounding Board will serve a critical role in assuring compliance of the exterior materials and refined elements with the Plaza architectural guidelines from the Midtown Plaza Area Plan.