About Armourdale Renewal Association
ARA cares about our neighborhood and works to enhance residents and businesses by developing programs, service or resources, to build a stronger and healthier community.
Armourdale community is a district in the lower part of the Kansas River valley in Kansas City, Kansas.
The History of Armourdale
Armourdale was platted in June,1880, by the Kaw Valley Town Site and Bridge Company, which was composed of Boston capitalist. The town was named after Armours, the great Chicago packers (a meatpacking plant in the area.) It was incorporated as a city in Spring of 1882.
The district was devastated by the 1903 Kansas City flood, and again in the flood of 1951, with damage adding up to about 50 million dollars that year. The 1993 flood, however, did no damage as the new flood walls held up, and protected Armourdale from waters.
To enhance residents and businesses in the development of a strong and vibrant community.
Armourdale Renewal Association
801 Armourdale Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66105
P (913) 371-5696