Stabilization, Occupation, and Revitalization

An Initiative to Improve Quality of Life for Wyandotte County Residents Through
Appearance, Communication, and Safety

SOAR is a 5-year plan to confront some of the most pervasive challenges in the appearance, communication, and safety of Wyandotte County neighborhoods. It aims to address issues like vacant and abandoned homes, property maintenance, loose dogs, poorly maintained streets, a lack of trails and sidewalks, mowing frequency, graffitti, and more. SOAR also aims to improve government services like communication with the public and resident satisfaction in areas such as perception of safety.

Learn More
Learn more about SOAR's goals, progress, history, and more through the mySidewalk dashboard.

Data and Progress
SOAR is a strategic plan based on data. See visualizations of data and follow the UG's progress toward its SOAR goals on the SOAR dashboard. You can also check out the UG's Open Data Portal.

How You Can Help
Discover how YOU can help KCK SOAR.

Invite SOAR to Speak
Invite the SOAR team to speak with your community group by contacting Assistant County Administrator Melissa Sieben at


SOAR News & Events

  • NRSA / Park Drive Neighborhood Approval by HUD - The Park Drive Neighborhood Project plan was approved by HUD in February 2018.


  • Feral Cat TNR - More than 200 feral cats have been trapped, neutered, and returned (TNR) to their feral cat colonies in Kansas City, Kansas in 2018. This is a collaborative project organized through the KCK Pet Help Program and all of its partners, including Animal Services. TNR is proven to be one of the best ways to shrink feral cat populations. Returning the neutered cats prevents the colonies from growing while also preventing new cats from moving in.

  • Home Maintenance Workshops - February 17 & 24

  • Community Pet Clinic - Affordable vaccines and microchips for cats and dogs. City Park on Saturday, March 10 and Avenue of Life on Saturday, April 7.

  • Commission Presentation - Watch the SOAR team present 2017 Year in Review and 2018 goals to Commission on Youtube.