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Union Hill Special Business District

Helping to maintain the definition of our neighborhood


What is the Union Hill
Special Business District?

As part of Kansas City’s contribution to the Union Hill Redevelopment Project, the City agreed to install a Decorative Lighting System and Entry Monuments. This was on the condition that Real Property Owners agreed to establish a Special Business District (SBD) under the provisions of Missouri Statutes Sec. 71.790 to operate and maintain them. The vote to establish a SBD passed easily.

On December 6, 1990, the City Council adopted Ordinance 900675 to establish a Union Hill Special Business District (UHSBD). The UHSBD is governed by an Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of the City Council. Five members are to be owners of real property or their representatives; and two members are to be renters of real property or their representatives.

The ordinance assessed a tax on properties within UHSBD to fund the operation and maintenance of the street lights and entrance monuments. Each property within the district is assessed an annual tax based on the assessment rate times the abutting feet where the property abuts sidewalks/streets. 

Property owners receive their assessment statements directly from the City and should refer any questions to the City by sending an email to or calling 816-513-1220.

Note: Assessments for residential properties within the Union Hill Homes Association (UHHA) are paid by the UHHA. Any questions related to assessments received for those properties should be addressed directly to the UHHA. Invoices can be forwarded to Casey Tillman of First Services Residential:

To view a sample of the annual bill, click here for the front page and here for the back page.

UHSBD Board of Commissioners

Here are the current Board Commissioners as appointed by Mayor Quinton Lucas

Bill Norton 
Stacy Garrett
Kathy Burke
Jim Edson
Tom Marincel
Jon McGraw
Dana Strueby



Report an Issue!

You can help us to stay on top of maintaining the street lights and entrance monuments by letting us know if something is amiss. Simply fill out the form and it will alert us that something needs our attention! Click here for the light map with corresponding numbers.

For any other issues or concerns related to the Special Business District, please write to

Board Meetings and Agendas


2024 Meetings

February 15, 2024

May 16, 2024 - 4pm

August 15, 2024 - 4pm

November 14, 2024 - 4pm

2025 Meetings

February 20, 2025 - 4pm