Long Range Plans

Below 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.

COMING SOON: 2023 cITYWIDE cOMPREHENSIVE pLAN 

In 2023, the Department of Planning + Urban Design will launch the Citywide Comprehensive Plan, 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.

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 amarcy@wycokck.org with comments or questions.

2023 Citywide Comprehensive Plan - Downloadable PDF Presentation(PDF, 2MB)

GODOTTE COUNTY-WIDE MOBILITY PLANS
The City-Wide Master Plan

Adopted in 2008, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas City-Wide Master Plan (Master Plan) is a guide that was designed to achieve the community’s vision of a forward looking, environmentally minded city with development that supports healthy neighborhoods and the City’s rich and diverse cultural history.

The Plan is intended to:  

  • Serve as a resource for developers, property owners, business owners and residents; 
  • Serve as a marketing tool for environmentally minded industries and businesses; 
  • Incorporate sustainable approaches to development and enhance natural areas; 
  • Revitalize neighborhoods; 
  • Identify a true “multi-modal” transportation network that balances the needs of motorists, transit, pedestrians and cyclists; 
  • Recognize, reinforce and enhance established neighborhood identify and sense of place; 
  • Prioritize public infrastructure investments; and 
  • Outlines an action plan for implementation.

*An updated of the City-Wide Master Plan is to launch in Fall of 2022 (Stay Tuned!)

The City-Wide Master Plan:(PDF, 4MB)

Individual Chapters:

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/.

Design Guidelines

The Unified Government has developed design standards for certain areas or certain development types based on existing assets or a vision set forth by an area plan or master plan.

 

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.