A Big Idea Takes Shape
The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) was founded in 2011, and represents one of the KCMO Chamber of Commerce’s “Big 5 Ideas.” UNI is a nonprofit organization established to partner with neighborhoods in their revitalization within a target area of Kansas City’s urban core. UNI is working with Purpose Built Communities, partners and the community to development of a revitalization plan for the Wendell Phillips Neighborhood.
TRANSFORMING BLOCK BY BLOCK
UNI initiated three demonstration blocks, helping provide repairs to 16 homes in those blocks, and contribute to building a greater sense of community in the areas.