Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan
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 road map 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.
The 2001 Downtown Corridor Development Strategy commissioned and prepared by Sasaki Associates led Downtown Kansas City into the thriving neighborhood it is today. The plan was updated in 2005, and now, in 2019, the City of Kansas City has requested the Downtown Council (DTC) lead the creation of a new plan that will align with the Greater Downtown Area Plan (GDAP) which was recently updated by the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
In a time when urban centers are revitalizing nationwide due to favorable trends, how can we help shape Downtown Kansas City into a world-class urban place, maintaining its authenticity and affordability while promoting strategies of economic inclusion?
Our goal is to bring together a broad and inclusive assembly of Downtown stakeholders to work together and create a shared vision of the future via the Downtown KC 2030 strategic planning process. The goal is to create confidence and certainty for future investment by setting the direction and priorities for the next decade:
The Plan will provide a robust roadmap for a multi-disciplinary strategic focus – there are no silver bullets. For Downtown to be a thriving mixed-use environment it must implement strategies to achieve density, it must be clean, green and safe, attractive and well designed, it must work to build a stronger, more resilient community through sustainable development and economic opportunity. The plan must build a consensus for what kind of place our community wants Downtown Kansas City to be in 10 years.
RFQ responses are due Friday, August 30, 2019.
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