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Save the date for Office Summit + The Dish + Chiefs auction

Downtown Office Summit 2020 – Save the date – Nov. 10 The fourth annual Downtown Office Summit will be presented as a one-hour, virtual showcase of the Downtown commercial office marketplace beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Presented by the Downtown Council, the Office Summit will demonstrate dramatic progress in the Downtown office marketplace […]


Live, outdoor music returns to Downtown venues

Symphony string trio to serenade outdoors on Tuesday The Kansas City Symphony will feature a string trio performing an evening serenade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday atop the Central Library parking garage. The performance is part of a Symphony’s series of free outdoor chamber concerts. Various ensembles will be performing throughout the Kansas City area for 45 minutes […]

KC Streetcar is rolling to the river + Barney Allis Plaza rescue

Score! The KC Streetcar is rolling to the river Two KC Streetcar extensions are on a roll after receiving federal funding announcements The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday morning that the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension project will receive $14.2 million in federal funding as part of the FTA’s BUILD Grant Program.  This comes two […]

Black Lives Matter murals + The Dish + light up in red

Black Lives Matter murals light up KC thoroughfares Six Kansas City streets are serving as canvasses for Black Lives Matters murals that were painted by artists and volunteers on Saturday. Each mural features a display of “Black Lives Matter” in big block letters. Local Black artists filled in those letters with the creative designs of […]

KCATA scores $600K federal innovation grant

RideKC MAX buses to receive precision guiding sensors The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) on Monday announced it will receive $600,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Accelerating Innovative Mobility (AIM) initiative to support mobility and innovation in the transit industry. KCATA will use the funds to test […]


4 must-see events happening in Downtown + The Dish

American Jazz museum celebrates Charlie Parker’s 100th In celebration of the centennial of Kansas City native “Yardbird” Charlie Parker Jr.’s birth on Saturday, the American Jazz Museum honors the icon with a special exhibition that runs through New Year’s Eve. + KC Art on the Block to celebrate Black Lives Matter Troost Market Collective is […]

KC Streetcar extension to UMKC gets federal approval

Streetcar route to connect neighborhoods from Downtown to UMKC The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced this morning that the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project will receive federal funding as part of the FTA’s New Starts Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program, making this project a reality for Kansas City.   As part of the CIG […]

Artists eligible for Rocket Relief funds + Taco day on the Dish

Rocket Relief grants available for local artists As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact local economies and individuals in the Kansas City region, Charlotte Street Foundation has again teamed with the Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC to introduce a new round of open applications for Rocket Relief emergency grants. This cycle of Rocket Relief grants […]

City seeks feedback on Community Improvement Districts

CID survey available through Aug. 28 The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is looking at ways to improve policy related to Community Improvement Districts and wants to hear from you. “Community Improvement District (CIDs) are designed to help improve the community by bettering conditions for existing businesses and attracting new growth,” said Beth Breitenstein, public […]