Independence Plaza is a Northeast neighborhood rich in historic significance to the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our boundaries are Independence Avenue on the north, Benton Boulevard on the east, I-70 on the South, and Brooklyn (south of 9th Street) and Paseo (north of 9th Street) in the west. It is a quiet neighborhood bordering downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and is home to a diverse segment of the city's population. Residents are open-minded and concerned about others.
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Within the Independence Plaza Neighborhood we have three city parks, one with a tennis court, walking and jogging trail, and another with a sprayground for kids. The third park has a beautiful fountain and playground.
Housing in Independence Plaza is varied. There is something for nearly every taste, income and family size. Many of the houses are large and have been or are in the process of being totally rehabilitated. Homeowners take pride in ownership here; and many neighborhood residents offer helpful advice and a hand to newcomers who are willing to join them in their "rehab fever." A variety of architectural styles exist, from Victorian, Italianate, Georgian and Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, post-WWII bungalows and Shirtwaists.
Independence Plaza's greatest asset is its residents. From all occupations and professions, ages and ethnic diversity, they join together to create a socially, racially and economically integrated neighborhood.
Independence Plaza has one of the oldest neighborhood groups in Kansas City. The Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council, Inc. was founded in 1968. This council is a not-for-profit neighborhood association dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Independence Plaza Neighborhood.
IPNC meets monthly on the second Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center at 825 Euclid. All residents (renters and homeowners) and business owners, including landlords who own property in IPNC, are welcome to get involved. Membership is automatic when you move into the nighborhood.
Independence Plaza welcomes you to the neighborhood. It's a place where hospitality, charm, graciousness, compassion and concern are still extended, the "old fashioned way."
Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 240156
Kansas City MO 64124