Kansas City, MO Small Scale Development Workshop (Incremental Development Alliance)
Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kansas City Central Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Are you Interested in impacting your neighborhood through a small-scale development?

As urban neighborhoods around the country experience a resurgence, the observable market for walkable, small-scale development patterns has sparked local and national attention. As an entrepreneurial city, Kansas City is uniquely positioned to steer neighborhood growth towards nurturing local capacity.

On October 15th, the Incremental Development Alliance will be presenting a day-long workshop geared toward current and future small developers in Kansas City. Experts will introduce the mechanisms behind small development projects, defined as 1-3 story buildings with less than 20 units, and offer specialized training on how to create residential, commercial, or mixed- projects.

Participants will take a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment. By the end of the workshop, developers will feel more prepared to take the next steps on their own project.

Who Are the Workshops For?

·   Aspiring or lightly experienced developers, individuals, business owners, or property owners who want to become more effective investors.

·   Individuals in construction, design, planning or real estate looking to either enhance their current practice or make a career transition,
·   Volunteers or professionals in business associations, main street associations, historic preservation groups and neighborhood improvement groups looking to champion incremental development in their communities,
·  Public sector professionals in city management, economic development, planning, and related agencies who are looking to make it easier for small development projects to occur in their town,
·  Professionals in non-profit development organizations, churches, and community or housing development organizations who need new strategies for small lot development,
·  Private banking professionals specializing in mortgages, commercial real estate loans or SBA loans and professionals at Community Development Financial Institutions and Community Foundations who want to more effectively support their customers. 

Topics Will Cover…

·         Business Models and Skill Sets

·         Right-Sizing a Project

·         Market Research and Site Selection

·         Zoning

·         Project Pro Formas

·         Hands-on Application of Site Planning

·         Financing a Project

·         Buying a Property

·         Q&A

Ready to Sign Up?

You can register and apply for a scholarship by visiting:


Help Us Get the Word Out

Please forward this email to your network of friends, business associates, community members, and other individuals who may benefit from participating and encourage them to sign-up.

Introductory Lecture on Wednesday, Sept 12th

Find out more at this free event.

Interested in Sponsoring an Individual for This Event?

There is a participant registration fee to cover the cost of the workshop, but several scholarships will be offered thanks to our sponsors. 

Additionally, If you would like to sponsor a participant’s registration fee, you may register on their behalf at http://www.incrementaldevelopment.org/events/kc

Thank You to Our Sponsors

This workshop would not be possible without the support of our sponsors including AltCap, First Missouri Bank, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, LISC, Kansas City Public Library, Mid-America Regional Council, Gould Evans, and Vireo.

Contact Julie Nelson Meers if you are interested in sponsoring a participant or sponsoring the event. Have another idea? We are open to additional workshop partners to help us make this workshop a success.