Environmental Review

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Kansas City, Mo.’s Environmental Review process is federally mandated by the Housing and Urban Development Department. The City acts on behalf of HUD to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and follows the procedures outlined in 24 CFR Part 58.The objective of the review process is to ensure that due diligence has been undertaken in identifying potential environmental impacts associated with projects that use HUD funds. Both beneficial and adverse impacts can result from projects. Examples of such impacts include:

Beneficial Impacts

  • Construction of affordable housing,
  • Repairs to existing housing
  • The elimination of blighting influences
  • Restoration of wildlife habitat
  • Eradication of invasive plant species

Adverse Impacts

  • Destruction of wetlands
  • Destruction of native vegetation
  • Destruction of historic properties
  • Exposing citizens to excessive noise
  • Flood hazards

It is important to understand what conditions exist on a proposed site so that a means for addressing environmental impacts can be established. This helps make projects the best they can be for those who will ultimately occupy sites. For more information or to set up an appointment with staff at City Hall, call (816) 513-1332.

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Thomas W. Neff
4400 Blue Parkway, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 513-1332
Fax: (816) 513-2808

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