The Division works directly with citizens, developers and development agencies to assist, fund and manage projects from the planning stage to project completion. The division also provides permit expediting, project management, environmental review, Brownfields project assistance, business backing and special benefit district services to citizens.
Commitment to Customer Service
Division staff offers special services to citizens for the following programs and development initiatives:
Brownfields are former industrial or commercial properties that are idle or underused due to real or perceived environmental contamination.
General Brownfield program application instructions.
Helps establish special taxing districts (CID’s, SBD’s, NID’s)
Map CID or NID near specific location
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
The DAT is 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.
The department participates in many economic development initiatives including the AdvanceKC initiative.