Imagine Downtown KC spotlights Community Workshop, new Podcast episode

You are invited – Imagine Downtown KC strategic planning workshop

Make plans now to join us for the second Imagine Downtown KC strategic planning Community Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 15.  The virtual event is free and open to the public.

The Downtown Council, working in partnership with the City of Kansas City and a robust list of corporate and civic champions, is leading the process to develop a shared vision for sustainable development and economic inclusion in Downtown Kansas City over the next 10 years. The Imagine Downtown KC 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.

The second community workshop for the Imagine Downtown KC process is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 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

Click here and scroll down slightly for more information and to register today.


Podcast: Building a Downtown that benefits all people, neighborhoods

Podcast host Kemet Coleman talks with Shomari Benton, partner at Benton, Lloyd & Chung LLP, and Erika Brice, Rector Development LTD, in the latest installment of the Imagine Downtown KC podcast series.

The episode explores real estate development in adjacent neighborhoods, historic preservation, and what it means to build an inclusive Downtown that benefits all people and neighborhoods. In addition, Shomari and Erika are working together to repurpose the historic Wheatley-Provident Hospital at 18th & Forest and discuss how it will benefit the historic 18th & Vine 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.

Be sure to share the podcast with your friends, family and colleagues, and let us know what you think!

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