What is the Plaza Area Council?

Jan 1, 2023

Formed in 2023, the Plaza Area Council is a private, nonprofit membership organization representing and collaborating with Plaza area stakeholders to support this iconic and historic district.

Why Us?

We’re a nonprofit whose founders believe the Plaza Area is one of Kansas City’s most vibrant destinations and want to ensure it remains that way. We influence the coordination of public and private resources to sustain and grow the area as an iconic and cultural center of Kansas City. Our leadership group represents some of Kansas City’s most dedicated philanthropists, civic leaders, and community builders.

Why Now?

Downtowns and entertainment districts are enjoying a resurgence in this post-covid era. The Plaza Area has long been one of Kansas City’s must-experience destinations for locals and visitors. With three new Streetcar stops coming in Spring 2025, the Plaza Area is perfectly positioned for innovation and growth.

What’s at Stake?

Beyond the 100-year-old, iconic shopping district, the Plaza area has long stood as a vital city center. A place to gather in both celebration and protest. The area is a critical economic driver for the entire city. Now is the time to ensure a future that is brilliantly planned, vibrant, successful, and inclusive.