Deny the application (CD-CPC-2019-00055) to rezone parcels on the 4500 block of Troost Ave. in Kansas City, MO

City of Kansas City, Missouri City Plan Commission

Update: This project has been continued (yet again) to September 21st. Some hopeful news: the developer has submitted a revised plan, and the KCMO Planning Department has asked the developer to participate in another public meeting with the neighborhood to present the revised design and receive feedback. Please consider participating in the feedback meeting as well as the September 21st hearing. More information will be posted as available at kansascity4troost.org

As citizens of Kansas City, MO we ask that the City of Kansas City, MO deny the application (CD-CPC-2019-00055) to rezone parcels on the 4500 block of Troost Ave. as part of the KC Outlook project by developer Faris Farissati.

We believe the application to rezone these parcels should be denied and the project should not be supported with public funds as currently proposed because:

  • The proposed five-story, 60’ tall, buildings are incompatible with a neighborhood of historic one to three-story commercial buildings, apartments, single and multi-family homes.

  • The project does not provide adequate parking on-site to meet the Kansas City parking ordinance.

  • The project would have significant adverse effects on nearby neighbors and the neighborhood that could be avoided with reasonable modifications to the project.

  • The project does not conform to important parts of the Troost Overlay, the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan, and the Troost-Emanuel Cleaver II Redevelopment & Implementation Plan.

  • The project requires exceptions (variances) from significant parts of the Kansas City Zoning and Development Code including height restrictions, parking requirements, density (floor-area ratio), and maximum building frontage.

While we encourage the City of Kansas City to actively work to redevelop these parcels, we strongly believe it must be in a way that respects the needs and will of the neighborhood and community, as consistently expressed in the Troost Overlay and Troost-Emanuel Cleaver II Redevelopment & Implementation Plan.

Please sign this petition to protect our neighborhood!

Want to take it a step further?

Use the email template below, add your own personal story about what protecting the integrity of Troost means to you, and send it directly to the KCMO Plan Commission at publicengagement@kcmo.org

If you are providing written testimony:
• Reference the case number you’re emailing about in the subject line (CASE # CD-CPC-2019-00055)
• Address your email to the City Plan Commission
• Conclude with your first and last name as well as your street address
• Submit by 5pm 7 calendar days prior to the hearing (see updates at the top of the page for next hearing date)

For more information, visit kansascity4troost.org

Petition by
Winifred Wright
Kansas City, Missouri

To: City of Kansas City, Missouri City Plan Commission
From: [Your Name]

As a citizen of Kansas City, MO we ask that the City of Kansas City, MO deny the application (CD-CPC-2019-00055) to rezone parcels on the 4500 block of Troost Ave. as part of the KC Outlook project by developer Faris Farissati.

- The proposed five-story, 60’ tall, buildings are incompatible with a neighborhood of historic one to three-story commercial buildings, apartments, single and multi-family homes.

- The project does not provide adequate parking on-site to meet the Kansas City parking ordinance.

- The project would have significant adverse effects on nearby neighbors and the neighborhood that could be avoided with reasonable modifications to the project.

- The project does not conform to important parts of the Troost Overlay, the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan, and the Troost-Emanuel Cleaver II Redevelopment & Implementation Plan.

- The project requires exceptions (variances) from significant parts of the Kansas City Zoning and Development Code including height restrictions, parking requirements, density (floor-area ratio), and maximum building frontage.

While we encourage the City of Kansas City to actively work to redevelop these parcels, we strongly believe it must be in a way that respects the needs and will of the neighborhood and community.