It is VERY IMPORTANT that as many downtown voices as possible speak up to support the moratorium on drive-thrus in the downtown loop. Here are a few ways:
First, and most importantly: Contact the City Council. Our reps are Jan Marcason and Jim Glover, and Ed Ford is the chair of the Planning & Zoning committee which will hear the ordinance first. Be sure to include a reason you support the moratorium, your name and address. Feel free to copy from the text provided below, or choose your favorite from our open letter to the council.
I, [name], support the moratorium resolution and a new ordinance encompassed in legislation #130922, #130923 requiring development plan approval for new drive-through facilities in the Downtown Kansas City Loop.
Downtown development that encourages pedestrian-oriented streets contributes to the quality of life for downtown residents. The Greater Downtown Area Plan (GDAP) encourages appropriate development and I feel that drive-through facilities are in direct contradiction to the GDAP. For example, it violates the integrity of a registered historic district, does not enhance pedestrian orientated streets and doesn’t contribute to furthering Downtown as a more diverse mixed-use neighborhood.
Second, sign this online petition so we have a way to show our support with numbers.