The City of Kansas City, Missouri is divided into 18 areas for which individual “area plans” are being prepared. These plans implement the policies of the FOCUS Kansas City Plan on an area-basis, recommend strategies to help realize a community’s long-range vision for the future and provide a comprehensive framework to guide public policy on land use, housing, infrastructure, community development, and public services. Area plans are both proactive (identify actions and strategies) and reactive (provide criteria to evaluate proposals and assist decision-making.) The Midtown / Plaza Area Plan The Swope Area Plan The Little Blue Valley Area Plan
In addition to traditional public meetings held to gather the input of residents, a new tool called “MindMixer” will allow citizens to submit ideas about what they would do to make each sub-area a better place to live, work, and play from their computer. MindMixer is a virtual town hall service that makes it easy to participate in community discussions and shape the future of their community.