Katz Drug Store Redevelopment Proposal

June 14, 2021

This iconic Kansas City building was built in 1934 as home to the first Katz Drug Store outside the central business district. It was the first major work by architect Clarence Kivett, who would go on to become the most famous and influential of Kansas City architects. It incorporated elements of both Art Deco and […]

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31st and Main Street

The Kansas City Streetcar Main Street extension will flank or pass through numerous historic districts as well as several individually listed National Register properties. A significant issue is the loss of the corridor’s remaining historic identity as a unique community within the Midtown area. Land assemblage and speculative development is underway, with various developers purchasing […]

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Former Home of Satchel Paige RFQ/RFP

The site is the former home of Satchel Paige, a Negro League and Major League Baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971. Satchel Paige was born Leroy Robert Paige. His nickname “Satchel” came from his childhood of toting luggage at the train station. He is known as the […]

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Westminster Congregational Church

On February 25, 2021, HKC issued a press statement calling for the city to take extraordinary efforts to implement a safe standstill at Westminster Congregational Church. By that afternoon, the city had placed a hold on the demolition permit and retained a structural engineering firm to assess the building. Despite the recommendations of the structural […]

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KC Playbook Comprehensive Plan Update

HKC has closely monitored and kept our membership informed on the 2020-21 rewrite of the FOCUS Kansas City Comprehensive Plan. This new plan will set priorities and guide land development decisions related to revitalization of neighborhoods and commercial centers, quality of life, historic preservation, sense of place, quality design, heritage tourism, environmental stewardship, and other […]

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May 18, 2020

HKC issued a call to action to stop the proposed demolition of the Georgian-revival style home at 236 W. 54th St., designed by Shepard, Farrar & Wiser, located in the Simpson-Yeomans/Country Side Historic District. The homeowner filed an application with the Preservation Commission to demolish the home so that they could construct a new home […]

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Country Side Historic District Demolition Threat

March 4, 2020

THE INTEGRITY OF THE SIMPSON-YEOMANS/COUNTRY SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT IS UNDER THREAT! An application has been filed by the homeowners to demolish the existing historic home so they may construct a new home on the large corner lot at 236 W. 54th St. Case #CH-DR-2020-00009. This case was originally scheduled to be heard by the Historic […]

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