February 2019 Minutes
February 27, 2019
Plexpod, Room 1K, 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Board Members Present: Scot Stockton, Deb Robinson, Nadja Karpilow, Matthew Browning, Dianna Atkinson, Angie Phillips
Others Present: Tabitha, Marty Phillips, Nicholai
Excused Absence: N/A
Scot called the meeting to order.
Dianna gave the treasurers report. The current balance is $3,959.35
Deb Robinson moved to approve the December minutes; Dianna seconded, and all were in favor. There were no abstentions.
Jill Hall and Vanessa Williams from McDonalds were scheduled to present at the meeting but were unable to make it. A community meeting on the updates to the McDonalds on Broadway will be on March 6 at 4:30 at the Uptown Theatre.
DuRon Netsell was not at the meeting to present his request for support for a grant.
Mayoral and city council forums are scheduled throughout the city. A forum supported by the Center for Neighborhoods is scheduled for March 4 at 3200 Wayne at 6:30 pm.
There was a discussion on the photo inventory of the housing stock in Old Hyde Park. It was agreed that more time needed to be spent talking about what we wanted the inventory to look like and how it might be formatted and useful. An interactive program on the website requires long hours and funding. Taking the photos is the easier part. This project could potentially be a grant funded. The group agreed to shelve the inventory for now and instead focus on more immediate projects including updating the website; writing the historic guidelines for new and re-construction; and developing a menu of paint colors applicable to our neighborhood for property owners.
Scot and Deb met with Peter Cassel of Mac Properties to discuss the Red Cross Building. Mac has purchased the building on Armour Blvd and will rehabilitate the building to include 60-69 units. Currently there are 100 parking spaces available and those will remain. The building is in Old Hyde Park but is not officially within the historic district. Peter will attend the April 17 meeting and issues such as entry/egress concerns can be addressed at that time. Other ideas for enhancing the building included bike racks, more trees, and recycling services for tenants.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2019.