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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UPCOMING APRIL EVENTS
April is a busy month!
Neighborhood Cleanup & Dumpster Day was the 6th.
General membership meeting was the 10th.
We need volunteers for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 13th. If you are interested please reach out to email@example.com
Household Hazardous Waste collection begins this month. Drop off eligible items at 2443 S. 88th St, April 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Yard Waste and Recycling Center has opened to extended days. The facility at 3241 Park Drive, KCK, is now open Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun from 10am-3pm.
Newsletters are available online now.
SPEAKERS FOR THE GENERAL MEETING ON APRIL 10, 2019
Rachel Jefferson and Donna Young with Historic Northeast Midtown Ass'n spoke about a Walking Audit to help identify and prioritize infrastructure needs, including sidewalks, curbs, streets and lighting.
You can find more information about the project and fundraising efforts at:
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 last neighborhood meeting, held on April 10th, was well attended, as the main topic presented was an effort to improve walkability of the neighborhood through improved and new sidewalks.
The general membership supported a resolution to move forward with a Walking Audit of Westheight, provided funding could be raised to meet a matching grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.
Follow this website, check our facebook page, check the monthly newsletter, or come to the bi-monthly meetings of the Association to learn more about this initiative.
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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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL.
Next Open Date: 4/20/2019.
Drop off household hazardous waste items at 2443 S 88th St. from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.