Park Drive Neighborhood Project
 

The Park Drive Neighborhood project is a comprehensive place-based initiative meant to transform the Park Drive Neighborhood through strategic improvements, collaboration, and the designation of a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA). The project was initiated as part of the SOAR program. 

 
Strategic improvement Working Together
2017
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)
The goal of this project is to significantly improve Park Drive Neighborhood through a strategic (5) year plan. The area was identified as one with a multitude of assets and opportunities, but also many challenges. The Unified Government hopes to “stand up” the neighborhood in five years and, if successful, continue to use this model in communities across Wyandotte County. The Park Drive Neighborhood Project relies on intense collaboration among area stakeholders, businesses, and residents to bring transformation to this community. Meetings were held in June, July, and September to gather input, and the U.G. will continue to seek feedback throughout the next (5) years. The opportunities identified for the project require various parties to work together in order to be successful. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers the NRSA designation as an opportunity for cities to use federal grant money more flexibly. It is granted to communities that meet certain criteria. Commission approved the Park Drive Neighborhood Plan to send to HUD in October 2017, and the plan was approved by HUD in February 2018. HUD’s collaborative requirements for the NRSA designation are what the U.G. used to design the planning process for the Park Drive Neighborhood project.
 

 




(select image to enlarge)Where is the Park Drive Neighborhood?

If you haven’t heard of the Park Drive Neighborhood before, don’t worry. Park Drive was chosen as a name solely for the purposes of this project. The area is made up of multiple smaller neighborhoods, some of which are not formally named. In essence, Park Drive is an expanded version of Census Tract 422. It is bound on the south by Interstate 70 and the midblock of 16th to 15th Street on the east. The northern boundary is generally Central Avenue and part of Orville Avenue on the western portion. The western edge is 32nd Street in the northern half and Park Drive curving around City Park in the southern half.


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