FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2016
The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s City Planning and Development Department (CPD) just launched the Development Tracker map. The map provides information about proposed developments to citizens and developers.
The Development Tracker map displays proposed and recently-approved requests for rezonings, development plans, project plans, special use permits, variances, and administrative approvals.
When a customer files an application for any of these, the boundary of the property in question is mapped as a blue feature on the map. Any application received within the past two weeks is highlighted pink on the map.
“We’re putting our data on proposed developments online which provides easy access and reduces the demand on staff to respond to individual requests for information on proposed developments,” said Joseph Rexwinkle, a Lead Planner who helped develop the map along with other CPD staff. “It will ultimately enhance our customer service and increase efficiency for the Development Management Division staff.”
The division provides staff support to the City Plan Commission (CPC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) and makes recommendations to the groups regarding land use issues for current projects.
Developers can also track and view staff reports for their proposed development. “Developers are often interested in other proposed developments, particularly ones in the vicinity of their project or similar proposals,” said Rexwinkle.
The Development Tracker map is online.
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