Sep
13
1:30 PM13:30

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Planners' Roundtable

This event is sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).

The MARC Planners’ Roundtable returns with presentations from Kevin Klinkenberg (K2 Urban Design) and Abby Kinney (Gould Evans) on missing middle housing development and incremental development. Following the presentations, we're looking forward to Q&A and roundtable discussion. In addition, Kevin and Abby have written Strong Towns regarding their presentation topics.

Kevin Klinkenberg (K2 Urban Design) will discuss the practical and necessary steps to truly enable missing middle development in your community. The presentation will review elements of zoning and development regulations that are almost always a problem and what a community might need to add or change to their review processes as well. Kevin has been a regular speaker on design and planning issues for more than two decades and stays focused on place-making through his blog “The Messy City - Embracing change, unpredictability and local initiative”.

Abby Kinney (Gould Evans) will review incremental development, why it matters, and why communities should consider this path. Abby heads the local chapter of the Incremental Development Alliance and is involved with the Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trails, American Planning Association, and KC Urban Land Institute. An advocate for community planning practices, she aims to inspire collaborative strategies that empower local people to guide the evolution of the city through neighborhoods.

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Aug
14
4:00 PM16:00

Into The Weeds: Planning for Medical Marijuana

As more states legalize marijuana, local planners tackle land-use and zoning challenges to make the new industry work for their community. There are many uncertainties and misconceptions regarding the legalization of Medical Marijuana in the state of Missouri. The classification of different facility types can fall under many zoning categories. Is this an industrial, manufacturing or retail activity and how does it affect the urban landscape? Councilman Brian Myers and City Planner Nic Hutchison from the City of St. Joseph will be joined by the Director of Research and Development for United American Hemp, Michael Wilson, to provide clarification, insight and real world experience as leaders in this field.

1.5 CM credits pending.

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Jul
23
4:30 PM16:30

The Blurry Lines of Sidewalk Ownership

In December 2017, the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted in an 8-5 decision to privatize sidewalks. After a long process to develop a safety plan for the city’s Westport entertainment district, the council decided to turn over the sidewalks to the Westport Community Improvement District.

Seventeen months into the decision, join us over happy hour to learn more about sidewalk ownership within Westport and the legalities surrounding the decision.

CM: 1.5

Drinks will be provided!

The Blurry Lines of Sidewalk Ownership
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Jun
19
3:30 PM15:30

Riverfront Redevelopment Walking Tour

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This exciting walking tour will explore Port KC’s recent redevelopment initiatives for the Berkley Riverfront on the Missouri River. Tour highlights will include the largest single phase multi-family project in Kansas City, one of the first private dog parks in the nation, and a planned extension of the streetcar. Join us for a fun afternoon to learn how the Port Authority supports development in the Kansas City region.

Tour Information: The walking tour will begin at the Port KC Office and end at the Bar-K Dog Bar. Drink tickets and appetizers will be available at the end of the walking tour. KCAPA will provide bottled water for the walking tour, but please dress comfortably for the weather. If you would like to stay for happy hour/dinner, you can experience how the Berkley Riverfront area is activated at night with sand volleyball leagues and free outdoor fitness classes.

1.5 CM credits pending.

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

HyVee Arena Redevelopment

In partnership with the Historic West Bottoms Association Heritage Week, we are hosting this event at the HyVee Arena on the second level in the southeast corner. Food & drinks will be provided.

The HyVee Arena, previously known as Kemper Arena, was renovated and reopened in September 2018 as the nation’s first multi-level sports complex. Jeffrey Williams, AICP with the city of Kansas City and Steve Foutch owner of Foutch Brothers, the current owner of the arena will discuss why the arena needed to be renovated and redeveloped, the renovation process, and the arena’s importance to the city in particular the West Bottoms area.

For more information on Heritage Week: http://www.hwb-kc.com/heritage-week.php

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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

Leveraging Funding Opportunities to Support Master Planning

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the metropolitan planning organization for the Kansas City region, provides funding opportunities for projects across the region. Two recent grantees will discuss how they have utilized these funding opportunities to advance master planning visions within their respective communities. Sara Copeland, AICP will discuss her experience leveraging funding to advance planning initiatives in North Kansas City, Missouri while Michael Carmona will discuss how organizations such as the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation have collaborated with planning partners to benefit from available funding. (1.5 CM credits pending)

Boxed lunch will be provided. Please e-mail Deanne Winkelmann (dnwinkelmann@transystems.com) if you have dietary restrictions.

KC-APA Funding Opportunities & Master Planning
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Apr
5
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Student Internship Fair

KC-APA has partnered with UMKC, KU, and K-State on the 8th Annual Kansas City Metro Planning Internship Fair. The fair will connect local planning students with planning practitioners and agencies who are interested in offering internship or employment opportunities in summer 2019 and beyond.

If you're an employer and interested in participating, please send the form below to Jesse Lange at jlange@kcpublicschools.org - Deadline to submit the form is Wednesday, March 27th!

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