After more than two years of public engagement, the City of Kansas City, Missouri is rolling out a draft of its new comprehensive plan, the KC Spirit Playbook. The Playbook sets priorities and guides land use and development decisions to ensure Kansas City is a thriving, people-centered community for future generations.

Public meetings are scheduled for:

February 1
Hillcrest Community Center
10401 Hillcrest Road

February 13
Raymond Brock Conference Hall
5340 NE Chouteau Trafficway

February 21
Bruce R. Watkins Center
3700 Blue Parkway

Each meeting will go from 6 - 7:30 PM and all will be available to attend in either an in-person or online. More information about the plan and the upcoming meetings can be found at

While the plan itself is extensive, it is organized around ten goals developed through feedback from Kansas Citians:
  • Target physical investments strategically and ensure that growth and revitalization are sustainable and equitable
  • Promote high quality design in public investments and development
  • Create strong and desirable neighborhoods and ensure housing choice and affordability
  • Promoting a healthy city through environmental sustainability and resiliency
  • Ensure the built environment strives to eliminate disparities, embrace diversity, and create economic opportunity
  • Create a better environment that will attract and retain young people and allow residents to age in place
  • Increase mobility options and create a more connected city
  • Protect and expand a system of parks, boulevards, and open spaces
  • Preserve and celebrate our community character, history, arts, and culture
  • Create a smart city through innovation and new technology

Creating the comprehensive plan was a process and included gathering feedback from thousands of Kansas Citians.

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"Many of Kansas City's prominent amenities were spurred by our previous comprehensive plans. This time around the city is working updated comp plan will not only identify development aspirations, but also address past inequities related to physical development and its impact on communities." said Jeffrey Williams, the Director of the City Planning and Development Department.

"The Playbook motto is 'Your city. Your game plan.' We believe the long-term success of the plan depends on reflecting the community's values and priorities. City staff has spent more than two years engaging and dialoguing with the community to make sure Kansas Citians can feel a sense of ownership in the plan. This community collaboration will continue beyond the adoption of the plan as we implement its recommendations and achieve its goals."

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