The City of Kansas City is working with the Downtown Community Improvement District and additional organizations to expand its work to care for the unhoused by opening a new cold-weather shelter, The Scott Eicke Warming Center, at the Kansas City Convention Center.
The KC Carryout Challenge is simple – every Wednesday from January through March, place a carryout or delivery order from your favorite Downtown eatery. The Carryout Challenge promotes carryout and delivery service from Downtown area eating and drinking establishments.
The Imagine Downtown KC podcast aims to inspire listeners to dream BIG about the possibilities for the future of Downtown. Listen in as host Kemet Coleman talks with guests who offer unique perspectives about the future of Downtown KC.
The Downtown Council has compiled a list of attractions, restaurants, and retailers that are open for takeout, curbside pickup, delivery, dine-in/patio, by appointment, or in-store and online shopping.
For events and things to do, explore Downtown Kansas City. Many local attractions, museums, galleries, and parks are reopening for socially distanced fun. Enjoy a variety of pop-up performances, tune into virtual tours and events, or simply take a walk to see the city’s historic landmarks and architecture.
Downtown Kansas City’s density allows for a concentration of resources and social services. Employees and residents have quick access to hospitals, urgent care centers, and health care. And nurtured by “social infrastructure” such as the Central Library, a new flagship YMCA, community centers, schools, grocery stores, and parks – Downtown generates lifesaving networks of social ties that combat isolation and build community.
The Downtown Council as well as the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts continue to monitor the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide a curated list of helpful resources for Downtown Kansas City businesses, customers, and workers.
Our Ambassador program remains operational while following all safety and health protocols that have been issued pertaining to COVID-19. Although the Ambassadors’ functions have evolved with current needs, their core mission is unchanged. They are keeping the district clean and working closely with KCPD and stakeholders.
The Downtown Council (DTC) is a private, nonprofit membership organization representing Kansas City’s best businesses, property owners, nonprofit organizations, and anyone who is invested in Downtown’s success.