The 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition consists of approximately 3000 households, 300 businesses and 8000 residents. Believing that smaller neighborhood areas could enable people to get to know each other and develop a sense of community and to work on issues affecting that smaller area, the 49/63 Board of Directors - in the mid-1980's - established a goal to help areas of 49/63 to organize. The purpose of this organization was not and is not to replace the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition but to enable 49/63 to better serve all residents. The Board of Directors envisioned that much of the organization would occur by plats. At that time, two areas were already organized - Crestwood (a formal homes association - one of the oldest in Kansas City) and Troostwood.
Several areas of 49/63 are formally organized and incorporated as not-for-profit organizations in the state of Missouri. Residents in several other areas have begun to organize.
Founded in 1971, the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition is the oldest, continuously active neighborhood association in the Kansas City metro and enjoys a positive reputation among area community leaders. It cooperates with Brush Creek Community Partners, the Southtown Council, Rockhurst University Neighborhood Council, Neighborhood Housing Services, and others.
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