Proposed KCMO Ordinance 220961 on tree preservation and protection will be considered, February 7, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. by the City Plan Commission as Plan Number: CD-CPC-2022-00186. The hearing will be hybrid, both in-person at City Hall, 414 East 12th Street, 26th floor Council Chamber and virtually via Zoom. Details regarding how to view the hearing and participate can be found at https://kcmo.gov/cpc. More information on this hearing is posted here.
Subsequently, on February 8 the Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee of the KCMO City Council is scheduled to consider Ordinance 220961. This Council Committee will meet February 8, 2023, at 1:30 pm, on the 26th Floor Council Chamber, City Hall; also, virtually at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84530222968. Prior to the day of the hearing, one can leave a comment concerning this Ordinance with the KC Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee members:
- Email [email protected]
- Subject Line: Support Ordinance 220961
- Include full name and whether comment is from a Kansas City resident
The intent of this proposed ordinance is to preserve and enhance the City’s tree canopy cover; and ensure that certain criteria are followed including the Urban Forest Master Plan, adopted by City Council Resolution No. 200143 on May 21, 2020, established a goal of 35 percent canopy cover for the City and this is affirmed by Kansas City’s Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan. The proposed ordinance has a focus on achieving baseline tree preservation and total tree canopy on a site, considering the anticipated use and level of development. This ordinance would require developers to maintain many of the trees around the perimeter of their projects.