Thank You Downtown Council Members

Thank You Downtown Council Members

The Downtown Council of Kansas City, Missouri (DTC) is a not-for-profit membership organization that advocates, plans, and works for a stronger, more resilient Downtown Kansas City. Today we would like to thank our 170+ businesses and non-profit organizations for supporting us!

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…

Urban Hero: Spotlight on Brian Williams, Folly Theater

The Downtown Council has recognized more than 100 small businesses and individuals as Urban Heroes, since the awards began in 2005. Each hero is passionate about making the urban community a more vibrant place to live, work, and play throughout…
DTC Annual Luncheon Save the Date

DTC Annual Luncheon Keynote Speaker: City Planner and Author Jeff Speck

The Downtown Council is pleased to announce city planner and best-selling author Jeff Speck will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Based on his experience in city planning, urban design, and the impact of walkability on downtowns, Jeff will share his knowledge about what makes downtowns unique and how cities can continue to make them vibrant and attractive destinations for all. The evening before the luncheon, we will be showing love to the latest group of Urban Heroes. Since 2005, the Downtown Council has annually recognized individuals who represent a small business or organization who are passionate about making Downtown Kansas City a more vibrant place to live, work and play. The award winners will be recognized at a reception in the lobby of the Grand Ballroom from 5pm to 7pm.
"Living Together With Difference" - Art in the Loop Announces 2024 Theme: Convivencia

“Living Together With Difference” – Art in the Loop Announces 2024 Theme: Convivencia  

The Art in the Loop Foundation is pleased to announce the theme for our annual summer art exhibition and performance series in Downtown Kansas City. Each year we partner with the KC Streetcar and many other organizations and corporations to exhibit artwork on one streetcar vehicle and at various streetcar stops as well as with a performance series that will kick off in June. For 2024, we will ask artists to respond to the word "convivencia" and what it means to them and their artwork. Convivencia is a shared life with others that is a constant practice, effort, negotiation, and joint achievement while recognizing friction or opposing energy. We recognize that artists and creatives are very familiar with navigating space, energy, and time amongst one another and within their communities.

DTC Member Spotlight – H&R Block

Downtown Council Member Spotlight The Downtown Council Member Spotlight showcases DTC member companies and organizations, and the ways they contribute to the quality of life in Downtown KC. Spotlight on H&R Block and its World…
DTC Annual Luncheon Save the Date

DTC Annual Luncheon – Save the Date

Imagine a beautiful early spring day in Downtown Kansas City. There is still a crispness in the air, but the sun is shining, helping to warm your walk as you and your colleagues make your way to the Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall. As you make your way through the front door and up the stairs, your ears pick up the buzz of a thousand voices and your eyes scan the lobby to see table after table of exciting downtown projects. You work your way through the crowd to find your seat, the lights dim, and the video screens come to life with a video celebrating the rebirth of Greater Downtown Kansas City.
Urban Heros 2023

DTC Urban Hero & Kirk Nominations Due Soon!

The Downtown Council is now accepting nominations for its 2023 annual awards. The prized awards will be a featured element of the DTC’s popular Annual Luncheon on Friday, April 12, 2024, and a special reception on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Both events will be held in the Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center.
DTC New Member Update - January 2024

Downtown Council New Member Update

Please welcome Downtown Council's newest members. From fitness, real estate to the 8th largest medical school in the United States, members have different involvement in our nonprofit organization. We want our members to succeed in their endeavors and it is great they are finding their niche and have passion for Downtown. Downtown Kansas City has come a long way and that is due to our members, residents and employees!

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.…

Downtown KC Connects – A new look for a new year

Welcome to the Downtown Council of Kansas City’s rebranded weekly email update, "Downtown KC Connects." The title reflects what we do at the Downtown Council. After all, it’s our mission to connect, facilitate, advocate, and bring Kansas City’s businesses, property owners, nonprofit organizations, and anyone invested in Downtown’s success, together to make Downtown KC a more vibrant, inclusive, and equitable community.

Imagine … diverse housing opportunities in Downtown KC

Downtown KC leaders gathered at the Downtown Council on Dec. 14 for a series of updates on Housing for All, one of six Transformative Strategies identified two years ago in the Imagine Downtown KC Strategic Plan.