Urban Habitat Destruction Stopped

On March 28th, we reported about plans to destroy approximately 100 acres of wildlife habitat, watershed and forest for a proposed 87th Street Logistics Center in Oldham Farms. Thanks to the the loud response from people like you, that urban habitat has been saved. The Oldham Farms neighbors want to thank everyone for voicing their concerns with that development and invite you to continue to work with them to promote positive and equitable development in the Blue Ridge Area. They have scheduled a Zoom meeting with Kansas City planning department officials on

Wednesday, May 19, 6:00PM – 7:30 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting:  http://bit.ly/Neighborhood5-19

The meeting’s purpose is to help community members better understand the development application process and how neighborhood residents can participate and be heard.


Blue Ridge Area Quality Of Life Initiative is a newly formed organization of concerned neighbors, working to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods and promote positive development in the Blue Ridge Area.  If you’d like to help or stay informed about our efforts, here are three ways you can keep in touch:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeAreaQualityofLife

Email:         [email protected]

Web Site:    https://braqoli.org

Although this latest threat of industrial development in Oldham Farms is behind us, we’d like to continue to engage the city government and any interested developers with the following goals:

  • Promote sustainable development
  • Promote livable spaces
  • Promote conservation of green infrastructure
  • Support commercial development with community benefit
  • Oppose harmful industrial development