The Chapter 353 Program was created to assist in the removal of blight and blighting conditions by providing local property tax abatement to development projects located within a 353 Area.

Click here to view map of Urban Development Areas in Kansas City, Missouri.

Choose the “Layers” drop-down menu in the upper right corner, scroll down to 353 and click on that box (click on “Layers” again to close menu).

Assistance may be provided in the form of real property tax abatement on improvements up to 75 percent for a 10-year period and 37.5 percent for a 15-year period.

To learn if your project qualifies for the Chapter 353 Program, please contact Greg Flisram, executive director.

Advisory Board

The administration of the Chapter 353 Program is exercised by the advisory board who are citizens of Kansas City, Missouri and appointed by the mayor.

  • Steven Hamilton, chairman
  • Gabriel Okafor, vice-chairman
  • Daniel Edwards, commissioner
  • Faiza Alhambra, commissioner
  • Pat Contreras, commissioner
Susan Tumey
Susan Tumey

Administrative Assistant
(816) 691-2106