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About RDA
RDA works hard to make Rosedale a great place to call home by developing programs, partnerships, and advocacy efforts that build a strong and healthy community and improve the quality of life for all those who live, work, and play in Rosedale.

Our purpose

Informally organized as Rosedale Community Council in 1945 as a grassroots, community-centered organization addressing issues such as neighborhood blight, business development, crime, zoning, and flood control, today Rosedale Development Association (RDA) is a nonprofit organization that remains committed to partnering with residents, businesses, and institutions to develop a thriving Rosedale community.


RDA approaches programs and services from a whole-community perspective, seeing neighbors as resourceful local experts and powerful change-agents. These voices inform how RDA works to expand economic opportunity and healthy living options so that neighborhood resources serve the interests of all Rosedalians.

Our Community

One way the local community drives RDA's work is through the Rosedale Arch Club. Comprised of generous individuals, households, businesses, and institutions who are proudly part of Kansas City's Rosedale neighborhood, Arch Club members help RDA achieve community goals in a variety of ways. Consider joining the Arch Club today!

Our goals

Goal 1: Build a strong Rosedale business identity through mutually supportive partnerships.

Goal 2: Increase access to job skills education for all Rosedalians.

Goal 3: Advocate for business development that serves the economic interests of all Rosedalians.

Goal 1: Amplify a Rosedale community identity.

Goal 2:  Increase opportunities for Rosedalians to give input on community issues.

Goal 3: Engage Rosedalians as ambassadors to invite and inform neighbors of all cultures.

Goal 4: Increase opportunities for residents to build relationship in community events.

Goal 1: Advocate for a Rosedale Community Center

Goal 2: Continue health related programs that fill the gap.

Goal 3: Advocate for local, permanent healthy food retail outlet.

Goal 4: Connect residents to and advocate for healthcare resources.

Goal 1: Partner with residents, neighborhood associations and developers to create high quality, green neighborhoods.

Goal 2: Partner with UG, residents and businesses to improve park quality and usage.

Goal 3: Advocate for complete streets throughout Rosedale.

Goal 4: Advocate for policies and development that decrease vacancy and blight and increase gathering spaces.

Goal 1: Improve RDA building to maximize functionality and income.

Goal 2: Increase unrestricted revenue/reserves.

Goal 3: Increase RDA visibility and communication efforts to residents and businesses.

Goal 4: Invest in staff and board capacity to meet the evolving needs and challenges of Rosedale.

Our History


Contact us

913 677-5097
1403 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, KS, 66103
[email protected] 
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