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CID Ambassadors team up with KCMO Police

Our Downtown CID Ambassadors are working closely with the KCPD to prevent thefts – particularly car break-ins – in the Central Business District and the River Market. Such thefts are up 7 percent over last year, but Master Patrol Office James Schriever insists the number of these thefts can be cut by 90 percent. The […]

Maker Faire: Kansas City 2012 Call for Makers is officially open, and you are invited to participate!

Makers, Inventors, DIYers… Here is your chance to shine! Now is the time to reserve your booth at this year’s expanded Maker Faire: Kansas City, set for June 23-24 at Union Station. The Maker Faire is seeking all types of Makers to apply to participate in annual creativity extravanganza. Art, Music, Creative Foods, Urban Gardening, Science, […]

New elementary charter school now enrolling

Crossroads Academy of Kansas City is a tuition-free elementary charter school located at 1015 Central in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri with a mission  to prepare students to excel in high school by providing an academically rigorous K-8 education. Their vision is to be the premier urban school serving Kansas City’s youth and a destination for […]

KC Convention Bookings Run Strong at Year-end

December was a busy month for the convention business in Kansas City. A total of 46 conventions – a nearly 50 percent increase from last December – were booked in December 2011 by the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association. Collectively, these bookings will generate more than 85,000 room nights and bring an estimated economic impact of […]

Launch Party Is Planned for New Downtown Elementary School

Momentum is building for a new academically rigorous charter school in Downtown Kansas City by the fall semester of 2012, including plans for a launch party on Saturday, Feb. 4. Crossroads Academy of Kansas City is designed to be a tuition-free elementary charter school in Downtown. The Crossroads Academy mission is to prepare students to excel […]

Downtown Council endorses continuation of Downtown streetcar feasibility study

Downtown Council endorses continuation of Downtown streetcar feasibility study “Kansas City Mayor Sly James is starting the new year pushing hard for a downtown streetcar plan, traveling to Washington this week to lobby federal officials and winning early support Thursday from a key local constituency, the Downtown Council,” The Kansas City Star reported in today’s […]

Kauffman Center grand opening

Downtown parking is abundant and shuttles will be running for Sunday’s public grand opening of the Performing Arts Center Thousands of visitors are expected to experience the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for the first time at a free public grand opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open at 11 a.m., […]

CID continues PIAC parntership

The Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts are at it again. Above-ground planters, benches, and trash receptacles are showing up on the sidewalks; tree wells and sidewalk pavers are being repaired; fire hydrants and pedestrian lights are getting a fresh coat of paint; new trees fill once empty tree wells, and additional landscaping beds […]

Downtown Council of Kansas City Committed To Human Services

Over the last two years, the Downtown Council of Kansas City (DTC) championed the private fund raising of more than $1 million to buy and build a home for reStart, a social service agency for the homeless, and the Community Kitchen, operated by Episcopal Community Services. The Downtown Community Services Center at 8th and Paseo […]