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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. […]

Imagine Downtown KC Update

Share Your Priorities at the Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan Community Workshop! Join us for the second Imagine Downtown KC community workshop on Tuesday, December 15th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm CT. This online event will be conducted virtually through Zoom and will include interactive discussion and activities to collect community input on the strategies and catalytic […]

Imagine Downtown KC 2030 – What are they talking about?

How do you describe Downtown KC in one word? That’s one question host Kemet Coleman has asked community leaders during the Imagine Downtown KC podcast interviews. The most recent podcasts to drop include Lynn Carlton, regional leader of planning at HOK and Downtown Council Chair, and Dr. Kimberly Beatty, chancellor of Metropolitan Community College. What […]

Imagine Downtown KC 2030 – October Update

Listen Up! Podcast Series Focuses on the Future of Downtown KC Listen in as host Kemet Coleman talks with guests who offer unique perspectives about the future of Downtown KC. The Imagine Downtown KC podcast is a deeper conversation with visionaries to imagine Downtown 10 years from now and to complement the strategic planning process. […]

Imagine Downtown KC – The Podcast set to launch October 8!

The Downtown Council of Kansas City (DTC) is launching a podcast! Listen in as host Kemet Coleman talks with guests who offer unique perspectives about the future of Downtown KC. The Imagine Downtown KC podcast is a deeper conversation with visionaries to imagine Downtown 10 years from now to complement the strategic planning process. Episodes […]

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What do you imagine for the future of Downtown?

Community Workshop #1 Summary The first Imagine Downtown KC Virtual Community Workshop was carried out on July 14, 2020 – with 165 participants. Julie Pierce, Downtown Council chair, Mayor Quinton Lucas, and 4th District Councilman Eric Bunch delivered opening remarks to launch the community workshop. Their comments highlighted the importance of this planning process to […]

Imagine Downtown KC – Community Engagement Underway

The Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Planning process kicked off its community engagement efforts with an online public workshop on Tuesday evening, July 14. More than 100 participants shared their thoughts on the strengths and challenges of Downtown; near-term opportunities for Downtown’s recovery from the COVID -19 pandemic; and what excites them about the future […]

Let’s talk about Downtown KC: Community Workshop on July 14

What do you love about Downtown Kansas City, and what would you like to change? Share your vision for the future of Downtown. Register today to reserve your spot for this virtual community workshop. If you need Spanish interpretation, please email imagine@downtownkc.org at least 72 hours in advance of the workshop. Click here to register […]

Welcome: Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan process

What is Imagine Downtown KC? The Downtown Council of Kansas City (DTC), in collaboration with leading civic organizations and the City of Kansas City, has launched a process to develop the community’s shared vision for development, economic inclusion, and recovery in the short-term and over the next 10 years. The Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic […]

KC’s Vanishing Studio Spaces: Can we reverse it? Panel Discussion on Jan 16

Quality studio spaces are disappearing from prime areas in Kansas City. Artists and their art have enhanced and rejuvenated areas, communities, and businesses only to have their studio spaces face increased rents, or have their buildings re-purposed to attract a different clientele. Nationally businesses, communities, and patrons are hosting art studios, residencies, galleries, and pop-up […]

Save the date – Jan. 30 for 2020 DTC Annual Luncheon

Mark your calendar… The 2020 Annual Luncheon of the Downtown Council of Kansas City is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. As you know, the Downtown Council is an organization dedicated to positive change in the region. In the […]

DTC Seeks Consultant for Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan

The Downtown Council is setting out to create a new vision for the future of Downtown Kansas City through our Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan. We envision the planning process will set strategy and action steps to serve as a 10-year road map towards making Downtown Kansas City a stronger and more resilient community through […]