Marborough Village
MARLBOROUGH CATALYST PLAN

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Catalyst Plan (2012) provided an actionable framework of strategies in the neighborhoods’ priority project areas:

  1. Organizational capacity building

  2. Revitalizing the commercial district

  3. Redeveloping a community hub of green workforce development

  4. Integrated green infrastructure projects

 

Door-to-door outreach and a focus on youth engagement and mentorship drew in energy, interest, and momentum to the neighborhood's planning process as well as additional commitments to the neighborhood association. The process created a new neighborhood task force in each project area to implement the plan. Much of the plan has been implemented and the Coalition's capacity to coordinate projects has resulted in increased funding and a new focus on community-managed redevelopment. 

PROJECT DATA

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Year

2012

Client

Diane Hershberger

Marlborough Community Coalition

diane@wearemarlborough.org

816.304.2517

Phasing

Marlborough Catalyst Plan

- Funded by MARC Planning Sustainable Places grant (Team lead while at BNIM)

Marlborough Vacant Lot Conservation and Development Strategy

- Funded by The Conservation Fund

MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY COALITION BUILDING AND STRATEGIES

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New Coalition Identity

Framework of Strategies

Marlborough Coalition Map

Coalition Neighborhoods

Community Nodes and Connections

Marlborough School Redevelopment

Marlborough School Existing Conditions

Marlborough School Redevelopment Concept