Twin Creeks

Observations from the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri

About Twin Creeks

Twin Creeks is an area of Kansas City, Missouri, 10 miles north of downtown and just east of Kansas City International Airport. Annexed by the city in 1962, small communities like Nashua dotted the landscape and little development aside from the airport took place. Kansas City has seen renewed grown in the 21st century with much of the increased population in areas north of the river, termed the Northland.

Map of Twin Creeks area. Data by OSM Contributors.
Map of Twin Creeks area. Data by OSM Contributors.

Bound by highways 29, 152, 169, and 435, the Twin Creeks area is primarily rural with development on the fringes. A small industrial area lies across the interstate from the airport, a small big box commercial area bounds the freeways in the southwest, and various residential developments, mostly single family homes pop up near the fringes.

Infrastructure has been a patchwork, with small sections of parkway and roundabouts between sections of rural farm road. A major sanity sewer project was completed recently, paralleling First and Second Creek. This explains visible areas where trees and other vegetation have been cleared out in mostly flat, linear areas. The project is said to be able to greatly ease constraints on building in the area, though there is potentially a lot of roadwork to be funded.

Map of First Creek and Second Creek watersheds
Map of First Creek and Second Creek watersheds