NKC Development Virtual Special Council Meeting


On Tuesday, May 25, the City Council will hold a virtual Special Council Meeting to discuss the community’s feedback on the City’s current economic development process. This meeting will be live streamed on the City’s Spectrum Cable Channel 2, the City’s YouTube Channel and on www.nkc.com/live.

In March, the City Council hosted two work sessions to provide background and context on the City's Master Plan and Development Process.  Before taking the questionnaire, the City Council would like residents, business owners and visitors to review the information below and watch the work session on each topic.

Public comment will not be taken during the virtual Special Council Meeting, but residents, business owners, other stakeholders are invited to review the City Council Work Session videos on the City’s Master Plan and economic development process and provide feedback regarding the future of the City’s economic development process.

NKC Development Virtual Special City Council Meeting Questionnaire

Residents, business owners, and visitors were invited to provide feedback on the City’s current economic development process in writing by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. 

To view the individual public comments, click here.  To view a summary report of the comments, click here.

NKC Master Plan

The North Kansas City Master Plan is designed to represent the voice of the community and guide the future growth of the City in a coordinated, efficient, and effective manner.

The vision within this plan captures the desire of the community and guides public and private decision-making related to future physical development of the City. Building on previous plans and extensive public participation, this plan is a commitment to best practices that support the vision, goals and objectives of the community.

The foundation of this plan is based on the following five vision themes:

Vision Theme 1: Grow and attract new and innovative business opportunities.Vision Theme 2: Attract new residents & increase homeownership rates.
Vision Theme 3: Establish memorable destinations.Vision Theme 4: Build a safe multimodal network

Vision Theme 5: Preserve & enhance local identity.

These five Vision Themes form the foundation for the Master Plan's Character Areas, neighborhoods that are distinguished by land uses as well as the "look and feel" of the neighborhood, as well as other policies and implementation recommendations.

The 2015-16 planning process included the preparation of a Market Analysis that provided an overview of the demographic, economic, and market conditions in NKC and identified the types of land use change and development demand that could be expected at the time of the Master Plan's development and adoption. 

Key findings of the Market Analysis include:

  • Residential market is strongest for young renters, some first-time buyers, empty nesters, & seniors.
  • More housing/population is needed to support additional retail, including grocery and downtown specialty retail.
  • Location generally outweighs functional obsolescence for industrial space.
  • Development policies should support productive industrial areas and conversion for out-of-date industrial to office/professional space to diversify land use mix.


NKC Development Process and Economic Development Policy

Development Process

Economic Development Policy
The City of North Kansas City recognizes that the proper utilization of economic development incentives can have a positive impact towards community redevelopment consistent with community goals. In addition, enhancing the local economy through attracting new and innovative businesses is a target goal of the City’s Master Plan.

When making decisions regarding economic development requests, the City is guided by its Economic Development Policy.  For more information on the City's Economic Development Incentive tools, click here. To view a list of current properties with tax abatement in NKC, click here.

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