Planners Roundtable - Incremental Development

APA Missouri Chapter


Friday, September 13, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

Kansas City, MO, United States

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This session will define incremental development, why it matters, and why communities should consider this path.  Speakers will present on the practical and necessary steps to truly enable missing middle development in a community. This would cover a review of those elements of zoning and development regulations that are almost always a problem, and what a community might need to add or change to their review processes as well.

 Attendees will:

1. Learn what Incremental Development is, and the variations of it.

2. Understand how Incremental Development and Missing Middle Development can benefit their community.

3. Review techniques for enabling Incremental and Missing Middle Development in their zoning codes and ordinances.

4. Discuss how zoning changes might work in different kinds of communities and markets.



Abby Kinney

Abby Kinney is a planning and urban design consultant at Gould Evans in Kansas City. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City, heads the local chapter of the Incremental Development Alliance, and is also involved with the Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trails, the American Planning Association ... Read More

Kevin Klinkenberg

Kevin Klinkenberg is an urban designer, architect, planner, zoning wonk, redeveloper and wanna-be musician. Kevin has just returned to KC from Savannah, Georgia, having recently completed a four-year stint as Executive Director of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority. In 2018, Kevin & SDRA led the first new master plan for ... Read More

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