Quality Hill, an area west of downtown Kansas City, exhibited enormous potential for restoration into a residential and mixed-use neighborhood bordering the downtown business sector. The quality of historical building stock and remarkable terrain features enhanced the area's desirability for creative redevelopment.

A primary concern in the redevelopment strategy was improving the existing built environment and saving valuable portions of Kansas City's architectural and social heritage through rehabilitation of many existing buildings. CP&A played a significant role in not only structuring the redevelopment plan, but also in identifying and categorizing the extent of the historic district; outlining the redevelopment area limits; and proposing three redevelopment alternatives that combined residential, commercial, office and retail uses. These plans were used to promote Quality Hill as a viable redevelopment area, provide examples of what could be done, raise public and private awareness, and solicit legitimate ownership participation.