Long Range Plans

award graphic.pngBelow is a list of long range plans developed for the many unique communities in Kansas City, Kansas and the broader Wyandotte County community. The plans are a collaboration of residents, businesses, Unified Government departments, community organizations, and other stakeholders that seek to improve the quality of life in Wyandotte County.  

Comprehensive Plans (Citywide and Countywide)

Long-range planning seeks to develop a unified vision of a community’s future and then identify strategies to reach that vision. Long-range plans typically have a planning horizon of 25-50 years and an implementation or action plan for the first 10 years. While each community is unique, in the Unified Government, the Comprehensive Plan lays out the vision citywide. In some cases, a comprehensive plan may cover Wyandotte County, as is the case for the goDotte Strategic Mobility Plan.

plankck: 2023 cITYWIDE cOMPREHENSIVE pLAN 

In 2023, the Department of Planning + Urban Design adopted PlanKCK, an update of the 2008 Citywide Master Plan. This plan occurs parallel to three other large planning efforts - the Citywide Historic Preservation Plan, Economic Development Strategic Plan, and Housing Strategy. Each of these projects serve as chapters of PlanKCK. Other topics covered in this plan include: regional identity, arts and culture, open space preservation, and resiliency. For more information, visit the project website: www.wycokck.org/plankck 

Read PlanKCK(PDF, 169MB)

Economic Development Strategic Plan(PDF, 55MB)

Citywide Historic Preservation Plan(PDF, 198MB)

Plan de Conservacion Historica a Nivel Municipal(PDF, 161MB)

GODOTTE COUNTYWIDE STRATEGIC MOBILITY PLAN

(PDF, 75MB)goDotte - English(PDF, 75MB)

goDotte - Espanol(PDF, 79MB)

Area Plans

The Unified Government has developed the Area Plans listed below to define a strategy related to existing assets, potential opportunities, and overarching goals. Area Plans recognize and value the character of individual neighborhoods to determine how they support the larger comprehensive vision.

Focused Plans

Focused Plans, such as neighborhood or corridor plans, are the most geographically specific level of the planning process.  If a Comprehensive Plan sets a vision into the future, and an area plan identifies specific projects and programs to work toward that future, then a focused plan expands on certain, often complicated projects in order to move them closer to implementation. For instance, the Northeast Area Master Plan identified a trail system to support mobility and storytelling, and the recently adopted NE KCK Heritage Trail Plan identifies a path towards its implementation.

Corridor Plans

The plans below involved significant community involvement that seeks to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and its residents in Wyandotte County. However, they have not been submitted to the Unified Government for official adoption. Select a link below for additional plans and information. 

Quality of Life Plans
These plans were produced through grants and with the direction of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). 

For more information about LISC, please visit their website at https://www.lisc.org/kansas-city/.

Community For All Ages

 

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In 2023, the Unified Government initiated the steps required to achieve the bronze level of Community for All Ages (CFAA). The CFAA program allows communities to increase awareness of age-friendly strategies that prepare Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) residents to age in place. These strategies include understanding the experiences and expertise of older adults, identifying challenges and opportunities, and integrating solutions into policy, urban design, infrastructure, and programming.  With a population that is increasing in residents over 65, it is essential to make our community accessible for all ages.

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Do you think KCK is a good community to age in place? Let us know your thoughts!

CFAA strategies are incorporated into the four lenses of PlanKCK: access, equity, mobility, and regeneration.

Past Plans

The Unified Government is always updating our vision for Wyandotte County. With the development of new plans, old plans can become obsolete. See the past plans for Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please direct any questions or comments to Alyssa Marcy, Long Range Planner, at amarcy@wycokck.org.