Urban Planning and Land Use
2012 Stawberry Hill Historic Neighborhood Study
UPDATE - 2012 Stawberry Hill Historic Survey Draft Report
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Background and Purpose:
The Strawberry Hill neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas. In some way when people think of the great neighborhoods of our city, one of the first that comes to mind is Strawberry Hill. There are a number of different reasons why people have affection for the neighborhood. A large number of our citizens can link family members and/or fond memories directly to the homes, churches and shops that make up the neighborhood. From that number, many can say that this area is where their immigrant family settled and started their life in America. For Architects, Planners and other design professionals, Strawberry Hill’s fairly well preserved homes on narrower lots, predominate front porches and intimate streets pay tribute to the craftsmanship and a design aesthetic of an era.
Because of these unique characteristics and the love for the area, The Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Association began a grass roots effort to obtain grant funding to perform a Historical and Cultural Resource Survey to help determine how special and historically significant the neighborhood is. The intent of the study would be to re-assess the area and update information that was found in the 1978 Strawberry Hill Historical Study. With a cooperative effort from The Unified Government, Strawberry Hill was awarded a modest grant from the Kansas Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior to historically document more than 210 buildings in two subsections of Strawberry Hill.
In the following months the Unified Government, the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Association, Preservation Solutions LLC (the hired consultant) and interested volunteers will conduct the study. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, feel free to contact the Staff Planner, J. Bradley Munford at the information listed above. Or feel free to reference our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Maps and Past Studies:
Information and Documents from Previous Meetings: