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NEWSLETTER

the
midtown weekly


May 21 - May 27, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!
NEWS & RESOURCES

Proposed stops for KC Streetcar Main Street Extension


The KC Streetcar project team, consisting of the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), the KC Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City, MO (KCMO), and the consultant team led by HDR, Inc., has continued to work on the concept study for the Main Street Extension to UMKC, including work on streetcar stop locations, alignments and design considerations.

Since the first public meeting held in April, the project team has made adjustments to the proposed stop locations based on further design analysis and community input. This data driven process includes inclusive work with community members and organizations.

A full report of the streetcar stop analysis can be found here.

A news release about the proposed streetcar stop locations can be found here.
 
Need your Streetcar Ballot notarized?

We have a notary here at MainCor!
Stop by anytime between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday! Deadline for ballots is June 12.

Have questions about the ballot process? Go here for more info.
 
Summer Curfew Goes Into Effect May 25

Kansas City’s Summer Curfew begins Friday, May 25, 2018. The summer curfew is meant to promote a safe environment for all and focuses only on youth unaccompanied by a parent or responsible adult after evening hours.

CITY-WIDE: Youth 15 years old and younger – 10 p.m. Youth 16 and 17 years old – 11 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS: ALL youth 17 years old or younger MUST be with a parent or guardian after 9 p.m. in the following districts: The Plaza, Westport, Jazz District, Zona Rosa and Downtown.

Youth found in violation will be detained and released only to a parent or responsible adult. The adult will receive a citation to appear in court and may face a fine of $125 and up to $500.
 
Hospital Hill Run Closures on June 1 & 2

The Hospital Hill Run is coming up next week, which means many of the streets we live/work on will be temporarily shut down. The links below will show you the dates/times each street will be closed.

Friday, 6/1 Closures
Saturday, 6/2 Closures

If you would like to volunteer at the race, go here or email andrea@hospitalhillrun.com


REMINDER: For a list of all Runs, Walks & Rides, go to KC Race Day
EVENTS THIS WEEK
MAY 23
Gillham Corridor Bike Connections Open House



The purpose of this project is to identify potential improvements for a bicycle corridor developed through both technical analysis and community engagement. The Gillham Road Corridor, spanning from approximately Brush Creek on the south to 18th Street on the north, is a diverse corridor with varying right-of-way, adjacent land uses, and travel patterns.

Click on image above for more information.
 
MAY 25 & 26
Illuminated Waters Giant Puppet Show


This unique, free, two-day water festival will combine everything we have all learned to love—StoneLion's giant puppet play, food trucks from around Kansas City, interactive art, games and music.

Click on image above for more info.
 
more this week
 

upcoming events
 
town hall meeting w/rep. judy morgan at all souls - 5/31
hospital hill run - 6/2
pride fest - 6/1 - 6/3
show me kc schools' schoolhouse trivia - 6/7
westport beer fest - 6/9
historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 6/9
redemptorist church parish festival - 6/9
union hill garden tour - 6/10
deadline for streetcar ballot - 6/12
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 6/15
cfn's annual fish fry & potluck - 6/16
maker faire kc - 6/23 - 6/24
middle of the map fest - 6/29 - 6/30
kkfi 30th anniversary event - 6/30
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 7/20
main street music festival at the whole person - 7/27
july jubilee at the whole person - 7/28
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 8/17
kc irish fest - 8/31 - 9/2
plaza art fair - 9/21 - 9/23
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 9/21
unplaza art fair - 9/22 - 9/23
historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20
If you have events you would like featured in
The Midtown Weekly, please email info and a photo (if you have one) to LEIGH by Thursday,
the week before the date of the event.

Events