Subsidized Housing in the Northland
Kansas City Missouri has won a $30 million grant and is revitalizing the northeast area around I-35 and Paseo Blvd. In doing the revitalization, the Chouteau Apartments located at 1220 E. Independence Ave will be demolished. The Housing Authority of Kansas City Mo are wanting to build subsidized housing in the Northland at 48th St & Randolph Rd (by Worlds of Fun) and relocate the residents from Chouteau Apartments to the Northland. The development plan consists of 90 units with 40% being market rate and 60% being a mix of public housing replacement and mixed-income units.
The Maple Park community and surrounding neighborhoods are no place for the establishment of "affordable housing" project. The area around Maple Park is already saturated with government subsidized housing. It is our belief that this will not only negatively impact our community but will also negatively impact the residents being relocated as we do not have the resources that are needed such as public transportation, retail within walking distance, healthcare access r employment opportunities.
We, the undersigned, petition our City Council Representatives to not proceed with the project in the Northland.
Allow this petition to send a resounding and unequivocal message...NO affordable housing project in the Maple Park neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods!