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  • skcablog 4:51 pm on November 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    November SCC Meeting Notice 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    November’s guest speakers will be Jackson County legislators Dan Tarwater, III from the 4th District, and Theresa Galvin from the 6th. Bring your questions about County issues such as:

    This will be the last meeting of 2019

  • skcablog 6:24 pm on October 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning’s October Meeting 

    Center Planning and Development Council
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    7:00 P.M.
    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131

    (Parking is off both sides of 99th Street east of Holmes Road)


    Chris Woods, architect, will present plans for 8625 Troost Ave, a request to rezone from B3-2 and M1-5 to District B4-2 for food preparation, packaging and distribution use. These plans were presented to the Marlboro Coalition earlier.

    Ryana Parks-Shaw, 5th District Councilperson, will meet with us for the first time to share her concerns thus far and tell us about her proposed Community Engagement Initiative Resolution #190839 and answer questions.

    Terry Rynard, Director of Parks and Recreation, will tell us about the November ballot issues and give us an update on Ward Parkway from 89th to Wornall and the progress on the drainage/maintenance issue next to the former Berbiglia building on 103rd Street.

    Updates and Announcements

    The digital billboard ordinance was scheduled to go before the Neighborhood, Planning and Development Committee of the Council at City Hall on October 23rd but was postponed with no date set. This ordinance will remove the digital ban on billboards from the strong billboard ordinance of 2007 which many of us have worked for and supported. Our organization, Southern Communities Coalition, South Kansas City Alliance, and the Kansas City Neighborhood and Advisory Council are opposed to the ordinance. We have asked our City Council to deny the ordinance.

    The proposed used car lot at 701 E. Bannister Rd (SE corner at Holmes Rd.) has been approved for a 2 year Special Use Permit. Earlier the BZA (Board of Zoning Adjustment) unanimously voted for denial, but the applicant asked for a re-hearing and the BZA reversed their decision on a 4 to 1 vote. We have been concerned about this corner for some time. If you are concerned about the appearance or any other aspect, call 311 to report the condition.

  • skcablog 3:54 pm on October 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    October SCC: Mayor Quinton Lucas 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speaker: Mayor Quinton Lucas

    In addition to updates on the greater Hickman Mills area in southeast Kansas City, October’s meeting will feature Kansas City mayor Mayor Quinton Lucas. Questions will be taken from the audience.

  • skcablog 11:06 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    See Plans for Red Bridge Road 

    There will be an open-house style meeting Thursday about the latest plans for Red Bridge Road between Wornall Road and Holmes Road.

    5:00-6:30PM, Thursday, September 26th, 2019

    KC Autism Training Center & Astra Day School, 10842 McGee Street

  • skcablog 4:30 pm on September 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    September Meeting of Hickman Mills United Neighborhoods 

    Hickman Mills United Neighborhoods

    Monday, September 30, 2019
    6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
    St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 9420 James A. Reed Road

    The September meeting of Hickman Mills United Neighborhoods will feature Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Councilwoman Katheryn Shields for a discussion of blight (including Robandee and Loma Vista shopping centers), crime, neighborhood livability, transportation, codes enforcement, economic development, and the future of the Hickman Mills area.

    Meeting Agenda

    6:00pm – 6:05pm     Introductions
    6:05pm – 6:15pm     Mayor Quinton Lucas
    6:15pm – 6:25pm     4th District At-Large Councilwoman 
                        Katheryn Shields, Chair of KCMO Finance, 
                        Governance and Public Safety Committee
    6:25pm – 7:25pm     Questions from Hickman Mills United Neighborhoods
    7:25pm – 7:55pm     Questions from the Audience
    7:55pm – 8:00pm     Announcements
  • skcablog 12:30 pm on September 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning September Agenda 

    Center Planning & Development Council

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    7:00 pm
    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131


    Andrea Bough, our newly elected 6th District-At-Large Councilwoman will tell us about the Public Engagement Ordinance which will begin October 1st. This requires developers to notify registered neighborhood and homes associations. She will provide an update on the digital billboard ordinance. Andrea is Vice-Chair of the Neighborhood, Planning and Development Committee.

    Dr. Michael Weishaar, Interim Superintendent and Christina Medina, Public Relations Director of the Center School District will provide an update on the bond projects. There will be architectural renderings from Hollis and Miller on the re-build of Indian Creek Elementary School.

  • skcablog 8:48 pm on September 14, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Southern Communities September Meeting 

    Southern Communities Coalition Meeting

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
    South Kansas City Patrol Station
    9701 Marion Park Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64137

    Guest Speakers

    Matt Riggs, outreach coordinator, MARC Solid Waste Management District, will give an overview of the problems & solutions the District is working on and the important role neighborhood groups can play in helping residents to recycle better.


    Ryana Parks-Shaw, 5th District Councilwoman
    Lee Barnes, Jr. 5th District Councilman at Large
    Kevin McManus, 6th District Councilman
    Andrea Bough, 6th District Councilwoman at Large

  • skcablog 1:17 pm on July 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Center Planning and Development Special Meeting Announcement 

    The Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council is hosting a meeting on the digital billboard ordinance on Monday, July 8th from 6-7:30pm at Metro Patrol at 7601 Prospect Avenue. Outfront Media billboard company, their attorney and City staff will be there to discuss the ordinance and answer questions.

    The strong billboard law that was passed in 2007 does not allow digital signage on our billboards. This is now being challenged. Outfront wants to change nine of their highway billboards to digital and will take down smaller neighborhood billboards at a 7-to-1 square-foot ratio, in an attempt to gain public support.

    We need neighborhood people there to say we support the current ordinance we passed in 2007 which has national recognition by Scenic America.

    Please contact Carol Winterowd at with any questions.

  • skcablog 11:15 am on June 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Special Meetings of Center Planning 

    Center Planning and Development Council
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    7:00 pm
    Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road, KCMO 64131

    Representatives from JPL Development LLC of St. Louis will present plans for the east side of 104th & Wornall Rd. The proposal will be a 3 story 160 unit apartment complex with three buildings, a pool and clubhouse. Please attend in order to ask questions and voice your comments or concerns.

    In addition, Monday, June 24th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Trailside Center, there will be an Open House for the nearby Wornall Pines residents of the proposed complex. If you live near the proposed project, please attend Monday night’s meeting and feel free to come back for Tuesday night’s meeting as well.

  • skcablog 10:52 pm on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Your Tax Dollars At Work 

    The City Manager deserves a bit of credit. At a community meeting he was told how difficult it was to drive on Blue River Road because of all the potholes, including down the center of the road. He promised to have it taken care of and within a week the potholes had been filled.

    That’s as far as the credit goes. Whether due to bad fill or not being filled properly, many of the potholes are now back. It has, once again, become very difficult to drive this section of road. Although, driving this obstacle course does cut down on speeding.

    Of course, Blue River Road isn’t the only place this has happened. East Red Bridge Road is not in the best shape, either. That includes one axle-breaker of a pothole that can’t be avoided if there is oncoming traffic. It’s been reported and yet…

    Then there’s Grandview Road south of Red Bridge. It’s becoming just as difficult to drive as before the potholes were filled; yet another obstacle course.

    I’m sure there are many other areas of the city in the same shape. I don’t know when the City decided repaving all the roads on a rotating basis was a bad idea; but filling and refilling potholes has to be worse – and I would think more expensive in the long run.

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