Imagine Downtown KC Public Mtg on 12/15 & New Podcast Drops!

Imagine Downtown KC Community Workshop

Join us for the second community workshop for the Imagine Downtown KC process on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. This interactive event will provide community members and stakeholders with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the purpose of the Strategic Plan process and the progress to-date.
  • Share input on the Plan Framework, transformative strategies and catalytic projects for Downtown Kansas City.

This online event will be conducted through Zoom and will include interactive discussion and activities to collect community input on the transformative strategies and catalytic projects for  Downtown KC. Participants will to need register in advance to receive login credentials to mitigate the chances of Zoom bombing.  Click here to RSVP.

Downtown Kansas City is a thriving business hub, a vibrant arts and cultural center, and a growing residential neighborhood. The Downtown Council of Kansas City, Missouri, (DTC), in partnership with other civic organizations and the City of Kansas City, is undertaking a process to develop the community’s shared vision for sustainable development and economic inclusion over the next 10 years.  The Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan will create a roadmap to guide future growth and investments, including policy guidance and strategies to address community priorities such as economic opportunity, transportation networks, affordable housing, catalytic development projects and quality of life.

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Podcast: Shaping a Downtown that supports all people and neighborhoods

This week, Host Kemet Coleman talks with Shomari Benton, partner at Benton, Lloyd & Chung LLP, and Erika Brice, Rector Development LTD. The episode dives into real estate development in adjacent neighborhoods, historic preservation, and what it means to build an inclusive Downtown that benefits all people and neighborhoods. Shomari and Erika are working together to repurpose the historic Wheatley-Provident Hospital and share how it will benefit the community.

Catch the Imagine Downtown KC podcast wherever you download your podcasts. Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, and the Imagine Downtown KC webpage.

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