The Parkville Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the Parkville 2040 Master Plan on May 11, 2021. The plan serves as the official public policy and plan for the physical development and redevelopment of the community and provides guidance for future actions involving land development, sustainability, development design, provision of infrastructure, preservation of open spaces and natural resources and preservation of community character over the next 20 years.
The Parkville 2040 Master Plan is a result of a 15-month collaboration between the City, Confluence – the consultants selected to lead the update to the Parkville Master Plan adopted in 2009 – and a steering committee made up of members of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The project involved seven steering committee meetings, individual meetings with over 20 key community stakeholders and three public workshops. A custom project webpage was created and included several engagement exercises for participants including mapping activities, visual preference activities, general themes feedback, guiding principles surveys and a postcard exercise.
Feedback from the public was essential to the successful development of the plan. City staff and Confluence received numerous questions, inquiries and comments from the public throughout and their feedback was incorporated into both the initial and final draft documents by helping identify goals, strategies and action items to create a pathway to implementing the vision of the community
The Parkville 2040 Master Plan will be utilized by:
- The Planning and Zoning Commission when considering applications for rezoning and development;
- The Board of Aldermen when considering voluntary annexation petitions by property owners, determining whether a proposed annexation is consistent with the priorities of the Master Plan;
- City staff when prioritizing capital improvements; and,
- City staff when pursuing local, state and federal grants.
Following adoption of the Plan, the City plans to pursue the adoption of ordinances for stream buffers, slope preservation and tree preservation. On May 18th, the Board of Aldermen approved a resolution supporting the Commission’s adoption of the Plan.
Mayor Nan Johnston said, “I would like to thank all of those who were involved in the update of the Master Plan. Through a collaboration between City boards and commissions, and with extensive involvement of our citizens, we have created a vision for Parkville as it continues to grow. This vision will help preserve Parkville and continue to make it a wonderful place to live and do business.”
To view the full plan, visit http://parkvillemo.gov/government/city-plans-studies/master-plan/. For more information, please contact Community Development Director Stephen Lachky at (816) 741-7676.