Center Planning & Development Council - Representing South Kansas City Neighborhoods - September Meeting
The Center Planning and Development Council is a neighborhood organization recognized by the City of Kansas City, Missouri that is comprised of the 25+ homes associations/neighborhoods in the southwest part of the city. The west border is State Line Rd. with Leawood, Kansas on the other side. Blue River Rd. is the east border, with roughly 85th St. on the north, and south to Martin City.
I happen to serve as Vice-President of this volunteer organization and we invite anyone who wants to attend, to join us for our monthly pubic meeting on the last Tuesday of the month (except December and 1-2 summer meetings unless there is a need). Meeting are always announced in our newsletters. We meet at 7:00pm at the Trailside Center/Fire Station on the southeast corner of 99th & Holmes Rd.
We’d like each neighborhood to send a representative to serve on the Center Planning & Development Council Board, and attend our once monthly Board Meeting where we plan our public meeting & determine our agenda. Our goal is to provide information about what is going on in South Kansas City, and advocate for neighborhoods and a great quality of life for us all. At each meeting, we typically hear from:
1. The South Patrol Police with an update including trends and crime statistics.
2. Our 6th District City Council members: Scott Taylor at large, and John Sharp in district to share what's going on at City Hall with the council.
3. Any developers, attorneys, business owners – regarding new businesses that may require a zoning adjustment. The city's Planning Department will ask applicants if they’ve talked to the neighborhood before their projects get heard by the City Plan Commission. Most will end up coming to Center Planning & Development Council as the representatives of the neighborhood to present their case and project for neighborhood input (and approval, or disapproval).
4. Neighborhoods with any special issues. We try to support the efforts and goals of each neighborhood.
5. When necessary, staff from various city departments with information and updates.
6. Occasionally, elected state officials may attend to give legislative updates
Does your neighborhood need help with any issues? Check to see if we can assist you. On many occasions (including just a few weeks ago), our neighborhoods have been successful in getting applications that want to change our zoning from residential to commercial, retail or office. We want to keep our South Kansas City neighborhoods consistent to maintain our property values and quality of everyday life.
If you have any questions about the organization, please contact me. Or, if you’d like to receive our newsletter (latest one below), please check back here, I’ll post them monthly - or share your email or mailing address with me. The Center Planning and Development Council agenda is in the newsletter.
I hope to see you this Tuesday at our meeting where we will learn more about how the city’s redistricting could impact us in the 6th District!