The Armourdale Area Master Plan identifies actionable strategies that will strengthen the neighborhood core and will improve the quality of life for its residents.
UNIFIED GOVERNMENT OF WYANDOTTE COUNTY AND KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
Armourdale Area Master Plan
Armourdale District of Kansas City, KS
In 1879, the Armourdale district of Kansas City, Kansas was platted on approximately 2,000 acres of Kansas River floodplain. Armourdale was to become a new company town for workers of the nearby railroads, ice houses, and meat-packing plants. Despite Armourdale’s substantial population growth, increasing floods led to resident migration away from the community. The residents that remained endured regular flooding, declining living conditions, neglected infrastructure and minimal municipal services. In 2020, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas commissioned the development of the first master plan for Armourdale since 1979. In order to identify community priorities and goals for the master plan, the planning team conducted an extensive community engagement effort that included: recruiting, hiring and training neighborhood residents; initiating regular meetings with community-based organizations, local experts and a stakeholder steering committee; and hosting several community events and workshops.
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Community Engagement + Master Planning: Borderless Studio
Community Engagement + Master Planning: MVRDV
In 1951, the most extreme flood event in Kansas City’s history devastated Armourdale. Following the flood, significant levee and flood control projects were implemented primarily to protect Armourdale’s high-value railroad and industrial businesses.
Photo Courtesy of Wyandotte County Museum