Small Businesses & City Planning
Thursday, August 30, 2018
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CDT
Kansas City, MO, United States
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The craft beer movement has been gaining steam across the globe and is reshaping neighborhoods throughout our cities. Between 2011 and 2016, according to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States went from 2,000 in 2011 to 5,200 in 2016. While Microbreweries are eager to occupy buildings throughout our cities, Planning & Zoning is trying to understand where they fit in.
BKS Artisan Ales is a Microbrewery that currently occupies a portion of a building along 63rd Street in Kansas City. For years, a commercial corridor was unoccupied but surrounded by established neighborhoods; however, recently there has been a surge in commercial development.
KC Bier Co is a German-style microbrewery that opened in 2014 in Waldo so that Kansas Citians could experience authentic flavor along with local freshness.
Participants in this event will understand:
· The process involved in getting BKS Artisan Ales and KC Bier Co land use approval from the city;
· Lessons learned dealing with city planning/regulations when opening a small business, especially a Microbrewery;
· The planning and zoning adjustments that have been made for microbreweries similar to BKS Artisan Ales or KC Bier Co throughout Kansas City and how those practices can be put in place for other cities.
Brian & Mary Rooney
Micah Starr, email@example.com