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Development Assistance Team

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What is the Development Assistance Team?

Development Assistance Team (DAT) meetings are offered as an informal step in the land use application process to applicants and/or their representatives, potential developers and property owners. The meeting provides the opportunity to meet with City staff to discuss a development proposal before making a formal application submittal to the City. The purpose of the meeting is to inform City staff about the proposal and for staff to explain the review process, offer the City’s perspective, and provide other necessary information to help potential developers make better informed decisions regarding development proposals.

The DAT is comprised of representatives from a number of City departments involved in the development process, including staff from City Planning and Development’s Plan Review, Development Management, Long-Range Planning, and Land Development divisions. Also, there are representatives from the KCMO Fire Department, Water Services and Public Works Transportation section. Its purpose is to help people preparing to submit a development project get preliminary information about current standards and requirements. The DAT is not a formal review body and the review by staff of DAT applications should be considered preliminary.

 When are Meetings Held and How Do I Sign Up?

Please note: Meeting dates are available on a first come, first served basis. Turnaround times for scheduling are dependent upon meeting demand.

Here is the 2020 DAT Schedule.

Every other Thursday at either 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM in the 15th Floor conference room of City Hall. Requests for Development Assistance Team meetings must be submitted via the Compass KC portal. Applications must be received by noon on the Thursday before the desired meeting date. We will contact you with your scheduled meeting date and time once we receive your submission. If you have any questions, please contact the DAT Lead at

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