Entries by Ann

KC Streetcar: Website, Construction Update, Lawsuit

Streetcar Website Now Live:  www.kcstreetcar.org  The City of Kansas City, Missouri has launched the first edition of the KC Streetcar website that is designed to let you know what to expect in the coming days and months.  From now until the summer of 2015 when the KC Streetcar opens, the City and its consultants will […]

What Makes A Great City? A Downtown Arts Campus

What Makes a Great City? A Downtown Arts Campus Wednesday, September 5, 2012  6:30pm @ Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 W 10th Street Imagine a Downtown Campus for the Arts with more than 600 music, dance and visual art students studying, exhibiting, performing, living and playing in Downtown Kansas City. Imagine a campus that embraces […]

Downtown Council endorses TIGER grant application for Streetcar

The Executive Committee of the Downtown Council of Kansas City voted unanimously on Thursday, April 19 to endorse the City’s pursuit of a federal $25 million Tiger IV grant application considered crucial to building a $100 million Downtown Streetcar system. The endorsement marks an important milestone in the streetcar development process. It illustrates a spirit […]

Thursday, October 28th: Five Businesses Recognized For Their Commitment to Downtown KC

Five businesses located in Downtown Kansas City will be recognized by the Downtown Council at a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28th. This quarterly recognition event is organized by the DTC’s Business Retention Committee and honors businesses for their ongoing commitment to Downtown Kansas City. The businesses to be honored include: BKD, LLP […]

International Downtown Association Annual Conference: An Award Winning Experience!

Last week, Bill Dietrich, Sean O’Byrne, Mike Hurd and I joined 500 of our colleagues from downtowns across the country (and world) to learn more about culture, commerce and collaboration at the International Downtown Association annual conference and trade show in Fort Worth, Texas. It was an award-winning experience – we received two awards: a […]

New Community Kitchen Opens In Downtown Kansas City

Leaders from the Downtown Council (DTC), Episcopal Community Services (ECS), and reStart, recently came together to celebrate the opening of the new Kansas City Community Kitchen.  Over 150 people attended this event which was catered by the new kitchen. The Community Kitchen, developed in partnership with the DTC and ECS, opened in the Downtown Community […]