The City Planning and Development Department is involved with a number of ongoing initiatives in planning and development. The following initiatives are ongoing and a main focus of the department in addition to the services we provide.
FOCUS is Kansas City Missouri’s comprehensive plan that provides a broad policy framework for the entire city.
Area plans apply the broad FOCUS policies to a smaller area. Area plans include the long range vision, a proactive framework for future initiatives and are a guiding document for City Council decisions.
Historic preservation historic register information
Frequently asked questions regarding the National Register and Kansas City Register.
Demographics, statistics and census information
The department collects data and produces a number of reports on a ongoing bases.
Downtown Streetcar Development & Investment Guide aims to foster the revitalization and redevelopment of the districts served by the Downtown Streetcar.
Downtown streetcar transportation development district TDD
Program to ensure the highest level of communication and coordination between all parties involved in the success of private development within the Streetcar TDD and provide development process service incentives to projects within the TDD.
Development assistance team
A group of representatives from all City departments involved in the development process available to assist applicants preparing to submit with preliminary information regarding current standards and requirements.
Working with brownfield sites to promote development opportunities.