Entries by Mike Hurd

KC Public Library set to reopen + Downtown KC in the news

KC Public Libraries to welcome back the public on June 1 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wane in Kansas City and across the country, the Kansas City Public Library is ready to welcome the public back to its physical locations. “For more than a year, our team has been working incredibly hard to continue […]

Closure of I-670 delayed to next weekend + Downtown in the news

RESCHEDULED! Closure of portion of I-670 for Baltimore Ave. bridge replacement to begin May 21 weekend (May 12, 2021) MoDOT Kansas City announced on Wednesday that replacement of the Baltimore Avenue bridge over I-670 will commence next weekend, May 21-24. – Beginning on Thursday, May 20, until approximately December 2021, the Baltimore Avenue bridge over I-670 […]

KC Streetcar celebrates 5th anniversary + Monarchs Fan Fest

KC Streetcar: Happy 5th Birthday + a special video treat Five years ago, Kansas City welcomed back streetcars to the streets of Downtown KC. More than 50 years had passed since streetcars covered 300+ miles of our metropolitan region. On May 6, 2016, that all changed with the launch of the modern KC Streetcar system. […]

AJM to host Billie Holiday exhibit + First Friday weekend + Downtown news

American Jazz Museum to host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit beginning Saturday In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His […]

Celebrate Bike Month + Downtown (& Cinco De Mayo) in the news

Celebrate Bike Month in KC with a month-long challenge Calling all Kansas City cycle enthusiasts, casual riders and walkers! To celebrate Bike Month this May, RideshareKC is hosting its first Bike Month Challenge. Log any of your biking and walking trips during the month of May for a chance to win fun prizes. Participating is […]

Art in the Loop invites visual artists + Downtown news beat

Art in the Loop introduces 2021 project with a call for artists The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF), along with the KC Streetcar Authority, is looking for artists to bring their creativity to Downtown Kansas City for the 2021 Summer AILF Public Art program, now in its eighth year. Through a competitive, open-call process, AILF […]

Kirk Family YMCA asks for feedback + Downtown KC in the news

Kirk Family YMCA to begin phased opening + Downtown employer survey As the Kirk Family YMCA in Downtown Kansas City begins its phased opening, the YMCA is seeking feedback regarding the center’s opening timeline, program offerings, and return-to-work plans for your organization. Click here to complete this short survey. The first phase of the Downtown […]

Downtown in the news + KC Streetcar track maintenance

Downtown KC – Feel the (news) beat Cordish presses forward with $140M Three Light + $25M Midland Apts Canadian team’s ‘complete vision’ for East Village wins ULI competition One Tank Trip to the Arabia Steamboat Museum Flashcube lights up newest Plexpod co-working space in Downtown Bar + year-round recreation venue planned for Riverfront Boulevard’s latest […]

Election day on Tuesday + Downtown: the news beat

Election day awaits KCMO and KCPS voters Tuesday is election day for voters in the City of Kansas City and the Kansas City MO. Public School District. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. KCMO voters will cast their ballots in a Special Election over extension of the 1% earnings tax for […]