Downtown Strategic Plan

Downtown Council of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

The Downtown Council of Kansas City, Missouri, (DTC), in partnership with other civic organizations and the City of Kansas City, is seeking statements of qualifications from interested firms or teams of firms with the appropriate expertise and experience to serve as a consultant to facilitate the development of the Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan.

The planning process will set strategy and action steps to serve as a 10-year roadmap towards making Downtown Kansas City a stronger and more resilient community through sustainable development and economic opportunity. The plan is intended to be the primary vision-setting and policy directing strategy to lead the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Kansas City for the next 10 years.

While the DTC follows an annual organizational strategic plan to pursue its multi-disciplinary approach to Downtown revitalization. It also wants to do that in context with a longer-term vision. Such a vision would rely upon an approach which acknowledges the importance of repopulating the urban center, through focused, specific and comprehensive strategies with the goal of promoting sustainable investment. Strategies which embrace infrastructure, open space, arts and culture, housing diversity, and management of the development process are critical to Downtown’s continued growth.

A new comprehensive strategic plan for Downtown is needed to accommodate the vastly changed character of Downtown over the last 15 years. In addition, to developing detailed priorities for Downtown’s future land use based upon the recently updated Greater Downtown Area Plan. The Downtown KC 2030 plan should address development trends, transportation networks, art-based programming strategies for parks and open spaces, and catalytic development projects. The Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan is expected to guide both public and private real estate and infrastructure investments, planning and economic development activities, affordability and economic inclusion initiatives. Downtown KC 2030 will place special emphasis on the importance of good urban design and the role it plays in creating healthy places and lasting value.

Learn more about the RFQ at Responses are due August 30.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

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