LYKINS NEIGHBORHOOD METRICS AND IMPLEMENTATION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Since the Lykins Strategic Development Plan was developed, the Lykins neighborhood has continued to grow their capacity and has attracted leadership and funding to assist community organizing and development. Monthly meetings offer interpretation services in Spanish and Swahili, and each month neighborhood stories are shared and problem-solving on the most pressing community issues occurs. Monthly cleanup days have also encouraged residents that progress is underway and established a regular time to work side by side making a difference in the care and upkeep of their home. With so much underway, the neighborhood is  defining measurements to help track success on community goals. Metrics were prioritized by the neighborhood association through a series of votes at one of their monthly meetings. Residents responded to a variety of options and established three key priorities:

  • Blight reduction

  • Cleanliness of the community

  • Safety of the neighborhood

 

Reliable data to track measurement was collected and the process confirmed with input from stakeholders including representatives from DataKC, KCMO Dangerous Buildings, the city’s Housing and Development department, and Mattie Rhodes social service agency, a local community partner. As the neighborhood uses this new set of tools to measure progress, they will be able to adapt their projects and initiatives to better meet their priorities. The report metrics help the neighborhood understand recent past trends, where they are now, and helps to set goals and measure successes in the future. Maps and other data from the first report can be seen below the project data.

PROJECT DATA

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Year

2019 - Ongoing

Client

Gregg Lombardi

Lykins Neighborhood Association

Executive Director

gregg@nls4kc.org

816.401.1951

Phases

Phase 1: January - March 2018

Preliminary Housing Plan and Focus Area Identification

- HUD Section 4 funding managed by Northeast Alliance Together

Phase 2: April - December 2018

Focus Area Refinement and Performance Guidelines

- COMBAT funding through fiscal agent, Catholic Charities of Kansas City

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Phase 3: February - September 2019

Capacity Support and Park Master Plan

- COMBAT funding through fiscal agent, Catholic Charities of Kansas City

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Phase 4: October 2019 - current

Capacity Support and Neighborhood Metrics

- Sunderland Foundation funding

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Document Links

Plan Documents located HERE​

Guideline Documents located HERE

Metrics Document located HERE

THE LYKINS NEIGHBORHOOD

NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDING METRICS

NEIGHBORHOOD WEBSITE METRICS

LYKINS SQUARE PARK MASTER PLAN

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