Community Advisory Board Members

Applications Due: June 18

Project Location: ~20 acres of vacant land in the heart of Kansas City, Mo., located between 33rd and 39th Streets and bordered by Mersington and Norton; located in City Council Third District, State Congressional District 5; Postal Zip codes 64128 and 64130

Project Partners:

  • Center for Neighborhoods,

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City

  • Kansas City Neighborhoods and Housing Services

  • Missouri Department of Conservation

  • Open Table


Heartland Conservation Alliance is seeking seven community members to serve on a Community Advisory Board to design a re-use plan for ~20 acres of vacant and forested land. The community will determine re-use of the land and the long-term ownership and management of the land. HCA will provide tools and resources to residents, city staff and nonprofit organizations to design and implement green solutions. 

It is our hope that the restored forest will increase the natural functions of the watershed and urban canopy resulting in cleaner water and cleaner air. This project presents a unique opportunity to restore critical wildlife habitat in an urban core and leverage the restoration to provide opportunities for outreach and engagement for improved community health and safety and address serious environmental justice issues

Palestine Corridor Map 1.jpg

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Community Advisory Board for Palestine Corridor, please complete the application and return it by June 18.


If you would like to learn more, please join us at an informational webinar on Saturday, June 12 at 10am.