Last Call for Downtown Council Annual Luncheon Sponsorships & Tickets!

We are not fooling you…the Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon is less than two weeks away and the deadline to get tickets is fast approaching. Table sponsorships are due by April 2nd while the deadline for individual tickets is April 5th. Registration information can be found at

Parade on Wednesday! Celebrate Chiefs Super Bowl Victory in Downtown!

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CHIEFS KINGDOM CHAMPIONS PARADE Wednesday, February 14 at 11:00am VIEW PARADE MAP DATE: Wednesday, February 14 PARADE: Kicks off at 11:00am at 6th Street and Grand Blvd, heading south on Grand Blvd, west on Pershing Road, north…

Great start to 2024 – Downtown Baseball Stadium moves forward

On Monday, the Jackson County Legislature, with an 8 to 1 vote, resoundingly passed an ordinance to put the 3/8-cent sales tax extension on the ballot in April! This is the first step in creating a new Downtown Kansas City ballpark district.…

LaunchKC Announces the 2024 Grants Program Cohort

LaunchKC, co-founded by the Downtown Council (DTC) and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, (EDCKC) are pleased to announce the 2024 grants program cohort. This cornerstone program aims to create a stronger entrepreneurial…

Downtown Council Announces 2023-24 Officers

The Downtown Council of Kansas City Board of Directors elected new officers at its Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 2. Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor of Metropolitan Community Colleges, will chair the organization. Dr. Beatty has been Vice Chair for three years and is also the Vice Chair of Vision Advancement for the Imagine Downtown KC Committee which is charged with the implementation of Downtown’s 2030 Strategic Plan.
South Loop Project

South Loop Project Community Impact Goals

The Downtown Council, in partnership with the City of Kansas City and Port KC, is working to implement one of the catalytic projects highlighted in the Imagine Downtown KC 2030 Strategic Plan: The South Loop Project, a four-block park covering the Interstate 670 (I-670) trench that creates a division between the Central Business District (CBD) and the Crossroads Arts District in the heart of Downtown Kansas City.   Why is this a catalytic project? Because it provides the opportunity for the residents, employees and visitors of Greater Downtown, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Kansas City, a place to gather, connect, exercise and recreate. Over the past several years, there have been many public meetings and dozens of presentations to neighborhood and business organizations in an effort to get input and support from the community. There are two basic questions we hear from the community. The first question, “What is the South Loop Project?” is pretty straightforward. The second question, “This requires major investment, why are we doing this? What beneficial impacts will it have?” is a little more complicated.

Downtown Ballpark District delivers for KC neighborhoods, citizens, and economy

It’s been said that baseball stadiums are never only about baseball. Truer words have never been spoken in relation to the conversation our community is having around the future home of the Kansas City Royals. At this moment, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a world-class baseball stadium in Jackson County and Kansas City while raising the economic and community benefits for our surrounding neighborhoods as well as the entire region.  In the Royals’ open letter to the community last November, they stated three criteria that would guide the search for their new home: real and measurable community impact, economic growth, and an enhanced quality of life for the citizens of our region, with an emphasis on historically under-represented members of our community. If these criteria remain the top priorities for the Royals, then Downtown Kansas City is the clear and best choice for our community.

South Loop Project reveals latest park design concept

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After months of collecting community feedback and technical work, the South Loop Project team is eager and excited to unveil the latest park design concept. Join us for an in-depth overview of park design and related technical information. The…

LaunchKC Announces Six 2022 Grants Competition Winners

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Six early-stage tech companies have been selected to receive $50,000 in non-dilutive grants, plus access to business support and networking. After a four-year hiatus, LaunchKC, co-founded by The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas…

Celebrate 816 Day with Art in the Loop – Tuesday at the City Market

Join Art in the Loop, the Downtown Council and our other partners as we celebrate all things local on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the City Market. The event will feature live entertainment, branded events, and fun activities. On this day, community…

2022 Art in the Loop to kickoff on June 22 with reception & performances

  The Art in the Loop Foundation will kickoff the 2022 Art in the Loop Project: Sustainable at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Kansas City Public Library - Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The public is invited to join us for…

Morning Scoop – KC Ballet introduces @Home viewing

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from ... The Morning Scoop - Downtown Council of KCMO, April 23, 2020 KCBallet@Home begins Friday with 'The Uneven' The Kansas City Ballet has pivoted from live performances for the time being, and introduces a new virtual outlet, KCBallet@Home. From…