Mission Hills looking to keep city character intact as requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue

With classic estates dating back to the city’s formation, traditional design and aesthetics have been at the core of Mission Hills’ identity for nearly a century. But a lot has changed since J.C. Nichols first platted the city in the 1910s, and Mission Hills is looking to proactively address the changes the city is likely to see as its housing stock ages and requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue to land at city hall.

Last week, the city presented a slightly updated version of its comprehensive plan — the product of a year’s work between city staff and a consulting firm — to residents. And while the updated plan included only minor changes to the version first adopted in 1982 and tweaked since, the process of reviewing the document uncovered a number of burgeoning issues the city feels need to be addressed.

(Read more: Prairie Village Post)

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