Welcome to the website of the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association
We are a nonprofit volunteer organization established to improve life in Kansas City's Historic Westheight Neighborhood.
Read more about what's happening NOW in our bimonthly neighborhood newsletter.
Who we are
Historic Westheight Manor has one of the richest architectural histories in all of Kansas City.
Notable architects such as Louis S. Curtiss, Victor J. Defoe (who began his career with J.C.Nichols), Edward Buehler Delk (who also helped build the Country Club Plaza), J.G. Braecklein and W.W. Rose all contributed to this unique community.
The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and The Kansas State Registry of Historic Places.
The houses built in Westheight Manor cover many styles that were popular from the 1880s to the 1970s - from Queen Anne, to Craftsman, to Twenties Tudor, to Prairie Style, to Mid-Century Modern, to California Ranch. We invite you to take a driving tour of the Neighborhood.
INFORMATION FOR REALTORS
The Historic Westheight Neighborhood Asso-ciation is not a Home Owners Association, rather, it is a volunteer organization open to anyone who has an interest in preserving the historic character of the Westheight Manor Registered Historic District. There are no fees or assessments against properties or indi-viduals, dues paid by members are voluntary.
Almost all properties in Westheight Manor subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 are part of the Registered Historic District. Any improve-ments or changes, especially to the outside facade of any structure, may be governed by the UG Landmarks Commission local ordinance, the Kansas State Historical Society, and Standards for Rehabilitation from the U.S. Dept of Interior.
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Notice of neighborhood meeting
A new neighbor to Westheight, Ryann Waller, has submitted a proposal and business plan to the Unified Government Planning Dept. for use of her home and residence at 1600 N. 21st St. as an occasional short-term rental through AirBNB, the international Bed & Breakfast company. As such, Ms. Waller is required to meet with neighbors to seek neighbor input.
Ms. Waller's meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the community room of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St.
Ms. Waller met informally with Association members at the HWNA general on Feb. 13, and made an informal presentation and answered questions about her proposal.
If your property is situated near the above address, or if you have an interest in AirBNB properties, please attend Ms. Waller's meeting on March 2.
This is not a meeting sponsored or mediated by HWNA. This announcement is made on behalf of the property owner, to facilitate attendance at her meeting only.
Look for upcoming events.
TIME TO PAY DUES
Last year we had amazing participation in our organization! Now is the time to pay your membership dues for 2019. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older and is not restricted to Westheight residents.
You can pay your dues online or make your payment at our February meeting.
The next neighborhood meeting of 2019 will be Wednesday April 10th.
Social time starts at 6:30. Meeting will begin at 7pm.
Supervision for kids will be available to attendees so feel free to bring the kids.
Our next event is held in partnership with the St. Paul's Food Kitchen. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at St. Paul's Church on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Neighborhood and church volunteers will gather to fill eggs and baskets on Wed., April 10th.
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"Earth Day" Spring Clean-up is Saturday, April 6th. Dumpster will be sited at the St. Francis Triangle at 20th & Washington Avenue for members.
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.