by Stacey Kenyon

Do you have a case of spring fever? Do you have a home improvement “to do” list started? Is a call to City Hall on that list?

Coleman Highlands has been a KCMO designated Historic District since 1996. This honors the history and architecture of our neighborhood and supports its preservation. As such, a design review is required for alterations that are visible from public right of way for all properties in Coleman Highlands Historic District: changes of building materials, colors, and structural landscaping, for example.

The Kansas City Historic Preservation Office (HPO) and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) oversee designated Historic Districts like ours. HPO staff is available for questions about exterior changes on your home. They will advise on design review requirements, applications for Certificate of Appropriateness, and Commission hearings. To contact the Historic Preservation Office, call (816) 513-2902 or email .

Applications for Certificate of Appropriateness are submitted through CompassKC. Fees start at $26 for an administrative approval.

KCMO Public Works recently changed their bulky item pick-up process. In the past, there were specific days every few months that each neighborhood could put bulky items at the curb for collection. Although this process was great in that it provided an opportunity to dispose of your oddly large household items, it also meant you […]

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For Kansas City, Missouri, residents, the 3-1-1 Call Center is an easy way to report issues to the City from A-Z. Whether you need information, request a City service or to report a problem, residents can call 3-1-1, go online, use the 311 mobile app or email. 3-1-1 Services Report a Problem Make a Bulky […]

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County informing you that your property value has been reassessed. For many who received this notice, the 2013 value was grossly inflated. The county, having recognized their errors, issued new valuations that most homeowners should have seen in the mail by June 20th. Those values were also made available online at www.jacksongov.org as of June […]

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For the week of July 5th – 10th, the city is offering one of two annual trash amnesty days. You may place up to 15 bags of trash at the curb on trash day (Monday). Normal trash rules apply: Each bag must not exceed 40 pounds in weight. No hazardous waste, bulky items, leaf or […]

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Did you know that there are folks dedicated to keeping YOU up to date on public transit issue here in our city? Ron McLinden, Coleman Highlands resident and founder of Trans Action Network, is one of those people! He was kind enough to let us know about some major changes happening to the 47 and […]

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