Plan KCK


In April 2023, the Department of Planning + Urban Design began 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 Strategy, and Housing Strategy. Each of these projects will serve as chapters of the 2023 Citywide Comprehensive Plan. Other topics covered in this plan include: food systems, sustainability, arts and culture, open space preservation and land use.

Comprehensive Plan Explained

Planning for our community is like planning for your household - you have an idea of what you would like to achieve in the future and you layout the pieces that will help you get there. For a community, the pieces include public policy that is adopted by your elected officials and sets the goals; strategies for attracting the resources, funding, and partners to help us achieve these goals; and an empowered community that believes in these goals and is contributing in their own way to making this vision a reality.

A comprehensive plan establishes a shared vision for our community that helps guide future infrastructure, development, and key investments that shape our neighborhoods and quality of life for the next 25 years or so.

Watch this Brief Video

Elements of Our PlanKCK

The last time our community adopted a master plan was in 2008 and we can all agree the world has changed a lot in that time. PlanKCK is a comprehensive plan that will incorporate the recently adopted goDotte mobility strategy and incorporate the economic development strategic plan, housing strategy, and citywide historic preservation plan which are already underway. Other topics to be considered for this plan include: food systems, sustainability, arts and culture, open space preservation and land use, urban design and public health and well-being. 

Mobility & Transportation

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Housing & Economic Development

Overview (VIDEO)


Engaging in the Plan

Neighborhood roundtable | April 29, 2023

Please join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10AM-12PM at the Eisenhower Community Center for our first Neighborhood Roundtable. Neighborhood leaders and community members are invited to join in a discussion about how we can support thriving, resilient neighborhoods. Hear from other neighborhood leaders and Unified Government staff about how they are supporting this work as we develop a shared vision for our community. 

RSVP here

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Pizza + Planning: Engaging our Neighbors | May 2023

Neighborhood organizations, neighborhood leaders, UG staff and the public are invited to join us for Pizza + Planning throughout the month of May 2023. These small group conversations will dive into the process of the comprehensive plan. We encourage neighborhoods to get involved early and we will work together to find the best ways to engage and involve our community in this plan. RSVPs are strongly encouraged so we can save you a slice!

RSVP here

Vision Summit | May 16, 2023

On May 16, the Unified Government will be hosting a Vision Summit with neighborhood leaders and community stakeholders to discuss the comprehensive plan. Hosted by our economic development consultants, this important conversation will help set the course for the rest of the planning process. 

The full presentation from the Vision Summit is available here(PDF, 11MB).

Request a Speaker

Do you have an important topic in mind for the Citywide Comprehensive Plan? Or would you like to host a community engagement session on one of these topics? Email Long Range Planner Alyssa Marcy at with comments or questions.