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Community


From: (http://rosedale.org/who-we-are/about-rosedale/)

Rosedale is a four square mile community in southeast Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas (KCK). Its borders are the Kansas River to the north, County Line Road/47th St. to the south, State Line Road to the East, and 18th St. Expressway to the West. The area was its own municipality, before being annexed by KCK in 1922.

A map of the Rosedale community

Rosedale is considered part of KCK’s urban core and is within a short drive of many popular locations throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, including the Country Club Plaza, Westport, Village West, downtown KCMO and KCK, and the Johnson County suburbs.

Rosedale is home to 14,000 residents. Our businesses enjoy the central location, with easy access to major highways, including I-35 and the 18th St. Expressway. The University of Kansas Medical Center is located within our community and is a major employer in the area. Housing values have increased and crime has decreased in recent years. Rosedale is a prime location for new businesses and for families to grow.

Rosedale contains many neighborhood associations.  Here are the active neighborhood associations in Rosedale, along with their approximate boundaries, meeting times and locations, leaders, and contact information:

Frank Rushton Neighborhood Association
Approximate Boundaries:
North: W. 43rd Ave.
South: W. 47th Ave.
East: Rainbow Blvd.
West: Mission Rd.

Meeting Time and Location:
3rd Thursday of odd-numbered months
Rosedale Congregational Church
4326 Lloyd St, KCK

Contact:
Harold Hepfer (913) 236-6356

Friendship Heights Neighborhood Group
Approximate Boundaries:
North: I-35
South: County Line Rd./47th St.
East: Mission Rd.
West: 18th St. Expressway

Meeting Time and Location:
No regularly scheduled meetings.

Contact:
None at this time.  Please call Rosedale Development for assistance, 913-677-5097.

Hanover Heights
Approximate Boundaries:
North: W. 41st Ave.
South: W. 43rd Ave.
East: State Line Rd.
West: Rainbow Blvd.

Meeting Time and Location:
No regularly scheduled meetings.

Contact:
Gil Pintar (913) 384-2310

Hilltop Neighborhood Association
Approximate Boundaries:
North: W. 36th Ave.
South: W. 43rd Ave.
East: Rainbow Blvd.
West: Mission Rd.

Meeting Time and Location:
1st Monday of each month
Rosedale Development Association
1401 Southwest Blvd.

Contact:
Inez Swindell (913) 677-0617

McFarland Heights Neighborhood Group
Approximate Boundaries:
North: Southwest Blvd.
South: 39th Ave.
East: State Line Rd.
West: Rainbow Blvd.

Meeting Time and Location:
No regularly scheduled meetings.

Contact:
None at this time.  Please call Rosedale Development for assistance, 913-677-5097.

Rose Alert Neighborhood Group
Approximate Boundaries:
North: Douglas Ave.
South: I-35
East: I-35
West: 12th St.

Meeting Time and Location:
3rd Wednesday of each month
Koch Community Center (next door to RDA office)
1401 Southwest Blvd.

Contact:
Jeffrey Lysinger (913) 371-5636

Shawnee Road Neighborhood Watch
Approximate Boundaries:
Shawnee Road – Springfield to S. 14th St.

Meeting Time and Location:
2nd Tuesday of each month
Shawnee Road Christian Church
818 Shawnee Road

Contact:
Eleanor Pitts (913) 342-7567

Spring Valley Neighborhood Group
Approximate Boundaries:
North: 43rd Ave.
South: County Line Rd./47th St.
East: State Line Rd.
West: Rainbow Blvd.

 

Meeting Time and Location:

Third Tuesday of even numbered months from 7 – 8:30 p.m. (usually held at Google Fiber space at 43rd and State Line, check calendar for meeting information)

Contacts:
Clare Shaw, 816-237-9129

Step Up
Approximate Boundaries:
North: Elmwood (1 block south of Ruby)
South: Gibbs Rd.
East: S. Valley
West: 18th St. Expressway

Meeting Time and Location:
Every other 3rd Monday
1638 S. 13th St.

Contact:
Shay Weber (913) 549-4950

 

Plans and Proposed Development


39Rainbow Phase II

Phase two of this project is going up.  This is the mixed use project with the Holiday Inn, Five Guys, 711, and planned office/retail space at the intersection of 39th and Rainbow.   Visit the developer's page here.

Mission Cliffs

Just six blocks west of Rainbow Boulevard on 39th street, the brand new community of Mission Cliffs is emerging. Sitting atop the bluffs overlooking the Kansas River Valley, this unique residential community is bringing 115 units of new housing to the neighborhood. Both maintenance-provided townhomes and single family homes are available, with each home featuring traditional Craftsman-style architecture. The entire community is surrounded by a one-mile wooded walking trail accessible from all home sites. This new neighborhood has been designed to compliment and build upon this strong pedestrian friendly community and the architectural character of the existing neighborhood. The new development is blocks from the county’s largest employer, the Kansas University Medical Center, minutes from highways and the heart of city living, such as the 39th street entertainment corridor, Westport, and the Plaza.. (Credit: http://www.cityvisionkck.org/where/rosedale/missoncliffs-homes/)

Visit the Mission Cliffs community page here.

Rosedale Master Plan (2005)

The Rosedale Master Plan was adopted in 2005.  Download the plan here

University of Kansas Medical Center Facilities Master Plan (2012)

Curious what the Med Center is planning in our neighborhood?  Check out there facilities plan here.

Woodside Village

Woodside Village is a approved multi-use development designed as a walkable town center integrating the Woodside Health & Tennis Club, 330 luxury residences, 35,000 square feet of retail shops and an energized public realm where citizens can gather and strengthen community bonds at civic events such as a weekly farmer's market. (Credit: http://www.woodside-village.com/village.html)

Although this is technically in Westwood, KS, the development is on the border of Rosedale and is planned to include sidewalk improvements into Rosedale. Visit their page here.

 

Local Food System


It's easy to eat fresh, local produce in Rosedale.  Find fresh local produce at the following locations or grow your own in one of Rosedale's many urban gardens.

Rosedale Farmers' Market

Rosedale has an active Farmers' Market that meets every Sunday between 11am and 2pm.

 4020 Rainbow Blvd 
Kansas City, KS 66103
913-645-7826
Sundays: 11 am - 2 pm

http://rosedalefarmersmarket.com/

Community Gardens

Rosedale has many community gardens. [catalog and map here.]

 

Safety


Rosedale participates in Kansas City Kansas Community Policing Program. The community police officer for this area is Officer Steve Kopp. [insert contact info here . . . I was unable to find.]

 

History


 

Businesses


Dynamic Discs
Dynamic discs sells everything you need for disc golf.  This business started right here is Rosedale and has had massive success.  Stop here before heading out to Rosedale Park to play one of their world famous disc golf courses. Visit their page here.

Oklahoma Joe's 
Best BBQ in KC. Visit their page here. 

Wheat State Pizza
Darn good pizza. Visit their page here.

 

Local Organizations


Rosedale Development Association
The Rosedale Development Association (RDA) began as the Rosedale Community Council in 1945 as an organization to help the community address crime, zoning, flooding, abandoned buildings, area clean up, and has since grown into a provider of social services, all the while maintaining its original role in the community. RDA was incorporated into its current form in 1978.

RDA is a placement site for the Mennonite Voluntary Service program and KU Medical Center’s Community Health Project. Students and interns assigned to RDA help the organization meet the needs of the Rosedale community.

Rosedale Healthy Kids
The Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative (HKI) is a community effort to reduce childhood obesity in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all residents.

Public Spaces


Mount Marty Park (Rosedale Arch)

The Rosedale Arch is dedicated to the men of Rosedale, a neighborhood district and former municipality on the southern edge ofKansas City, Kansas, who served in World War I. Inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, the Arch was designed by John LeRoy Marshall, a Rosedale resident, and dedicated in 1924. Located on Mount Marty, the flood-lighted arch is most easily visible at night from the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Southwest Boulevard. A historic marker was dedicated under the arch in 1993 to honor the soldiers of World War IIKorean War, and Vietnam War. (credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosedale_World_War_I_Memorial_Arch

References

  1. "National Register Information System"National Register of Historic PlacesNational Park Service. 2007-01-23.

Rosedale Park

Mission Rd. and W. 41st St., 55 acres, lighted softball fields, three non-lighted softball fields, two lighted tennis courts, shelter, playground equipment, skate park drinking fountain, grill, picnic tables, restroom, parking lot and two 18 hole disc golf courses. (credit: https://www.wycokck.org/InternetDept.aspx?id=17774&menu_id=1016&banner=15284

Transportation


 

Maps


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Local Websites and Blogs


 

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