The 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition consists of approximately 3,000 households and 8,000 residents. 49/63 is the only neighborhood group in Kansas City to include residential areas on both sides of Troost Avenue, the historic racial dividing line which has existed for more than a century. Since its beginning, 49/63 has fought this psychological barrier and promoted diversity and inclusiveness.
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, in the mid-90s, the 49/63 Board of Directors 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 - Troostwood and Crestwood (one of the oldest formal homes associations in Kansas City).
Most platted areas with 49/63 are formally organized and incorporated as not-for-profit organizations in the state of Missouri.
Astor Place, incorporated in 1996
Crestwood, incorporated in 1922
Rockhill Crest, organized
Rockhill Ridge, incorporated in 1998
Troost Avenue Lawn, incorporated 2012
Troost Plateau, organized
Troostwood, incorporated in 1998, in existence before that date
Wing and Steen