Royals to explore Downtown ballpark + PARKing Day + More news

The University of California Berkley team included a new ballpark for the Royals as part of their redevelopment proposal for the East Village in a competition sponsored by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year. (Image from UC Berkley presentation)

News to know: Downtown news beat

Royals exploring possibilities of Downtown ballpark

Keystone Innovation District makes real estate moves on East 18th St.

Historic Rialto Building may transform into $65.7M hotel

RideKC is building a better bus stop at East Village Transit Center

Probation transition center to take shape in West Bottoms

Block party to celebrate KC’s first PARK(ing) Day on Saturday

Make plans to celebrate the first Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) block party from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in celebration of the global PARK(ing) Day.

The DNA will open up three blocks of Walnut Street (9th-12th streets) to pedestrians and transform street parking spaces into creative pop-up parks. This FREE event will highlight these pop-up parks, known as “parklets”, which will fill Downtown with art, music, entertainment, education, and food trucks.

PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 in San Francisco and grew into a global event celebrated annually by hundreds of cities to highlight the need for more urban open space.

Come play, eat, and relax in the parklets and enjoy one of our most underutilized public spaces, streets!  Click here for more information. See you there!