Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by FEMA, wins award

Participants review tornado informationNatural hazards such as tornadoes and floods leave permanent marks on people and communities. It pays to prepare, and that's one reason local governments updated their plans to protect property and save lives in 2010. With the help of One KC Voice, residents across the region had an opportunity to review actions their communities are taking to lessen the impact of natural hazards. That input was incorporated into an updated Regional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan that was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in April 2010. The plan won an "Outstanding Plan" award from the Missouri American Planning Association in October 2010. More More

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Kansas City Missouri School District gathers public feedback on closed school sites

Yearlong process will allow community members to suggest how buildings, sites should be reused

Repurposing Initiative graphicThe Kansas City Missouri School District has kicked off a yearlong Repurposing Initiative — a community engagement and planning process that will develop reuse strategies and action plans for the district's closed school sites.

The Repurposing Initiative process has four phases, including site tours and exploratory meetings, evaluation and prioritization public meetings, reuse strategy and action plan development, and site disposition. More »