The City Council adopted the Blue Ridge Area Plan as the plan of record during the legislative session on June 15, 2017. City Planning staff held 3 public meetings to get input from residents and business owners on the plan. The planning process lasted from June 2016 to March 2017. The 2017 adopted plan replaces the existing Winchester Land Use and Development Plan (adopted 1993), the 350 Highway/Blue Parkway Corridor Plan (adopted 2008), and the Eastgate Land Use Development Plan (adopted 2001), and deleted portions of the Sports Complex Area Plan (adopted 1973) and Eastwood Hills Neighborhood Plan (adopted 2005) covered by the Blue Ridge Area Plan.
Area plans provide both proactive strategies (action steps which are outcome driven) and reactive guidelines (evaluation tools to guide future decision making). These plans are used by the City and the Community alike and become an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Area plans are guided by a range of Citywide planning documents including the FOCUS Kansas City Plan (the City’s comprehensive plan), the Trails KC Plan, and others. The area plan applies the broad citywide policies from these documents to a smaller area of the city, typically at a greater level of detail. Area plans sometimes recommend amendments to these upper level plans, but generally try to work within their policy framework.
- Recommends guidelines and strategies related to development, housing, neighborhoods, economic development, transportation, capital improvements, open spaces and urban design.
- Serves as the “plan of record” for the area and will be fully integrated with other adopted plans resulting in a single, coordinated policy for the area.
- Builds on the foundation of previous planning efforts in the area.
Planning Area Boundaries:
North – 23rd Street (generally)
South – 87th Street
East – Raytown/Independence City Limits
West – Blue River
For more information contact Joseph Blankenship at 816-513-2878 or Joseph.Blankenship@kcmo.org.