midtown weekly

August 20 - August 26, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!
Complete Streets Public Meeting #2

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the City of Kansas City are developing the Midtown Complete Streets Plan that will provide recommendations regarding street enhancements along selected midtown corridors to create “complete streets” - streets that are safe, accessible, comfortable, and efficient for all users including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers.

The plan will build off the previous planning efforts in the area, especially the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan. This study reviewed 39th Street, 43rd Street, Broadway Boulevard, Southwest Trafficway, and Wornall Road through the Midtown area. The intention of the project is to enhance the area’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and districts by safely, equitably, and efficiently connecting all residents, businesses, and visitors through a welcoming, attractive, and unique public realm. Input from the previous public workshop, an online public survey, and four advisory committee meetings determined the needs and desires on these streets and to set the vision and goals of the project. Improvement options have been designed to meet the identified needs for each corridor and the Midtown area as a whole.

The second public workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall at 11. E. 40th Street, on the corner of Main Street & 40th Street. Parking is available on-site just south of the church. There will be a short presentation to share an overview of the project and to outline the proposed improvement plan recommendations at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The rest of the time will be an informal workshop setting to present plan recommendations, vote on preferred alternatives, and gain feedback from the public. Public participation and engagement is encouraged! An online survey will also be available at the meeting and for a two-week period following the meeting to gather feedback from meeting attendees and those who cannot attend.

It is crucial that the Midtown Complete Streets Corridor Plan reflect the desires of the residents, businesses, and visitors to the Midtown area. This final public workshop is a chance for everyone to be included in the process.
Attention, Midtown Small Businesses! 

MainCor will again serve as an American Express Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday on November 24. If you own or manage a small retail business in Midtown KC, please contact us to be added to our Shop Local list and to receive Shop Small swag for the day of the event.

In addition, we will select 10 businesses to promote via a social media campaign leading up to the big day. If you would like to be one of the featured businesses, contact Leigh Blumenthal by 8/31/18.

To qualify to be selected as a 2018 MainCor SBS Featured Business:

1) you must be a Midtown business with a retail storefront in the boundaries of Pershing to 47th, Broadway to Oak

2) you were not a 2017 MainCor SBS Featured Business

Selected featured businesses will be announced in September. Preference will be given to MainCor members.
Please note: All small businesses can receive their own dedicated box of SBS swag from American Express. Go here to sign up!
Please make sure to use the following for all social media posts for your business: #luvmidtownkc  #shoplocalkc  #shopsmall
Have You Taken Our Annual Midtown Survey Yet?

If you couldn’t make it to our listening session in July, please take a few moments to complete our Midtown Survey…it's short, we promise!

Survey will close 8/31, so please complete soon.

Why do we need your feedback?
We need business/property owners, residents, stakeholders, and community leaders to help us strategize and prioritize for the next year to improve the overall Quality of Life for Midtown.
Tell us what you love (and want more of) and what needs immediate attention.

When you think of Midtown…
  • What inspires you?
  • What frustrates you?
  • What initiatives need to happen?
  • What amenities/services are missing from our community?
  • What could we (the community) do without?
  • What could we (MainCor) do better?
  • What's uniquely Midtown?
Click Here to Take the 2018 Midtown Survey
Check your neighborhood's site for their meetings & events!

Coleman Highlands
Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Union Hill
West Plaza
StoryCorps Listening Event @ the Nelson

Tuesday, August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
Atkins Auditorium

Join KCUR and StoryCorps at the Nelson-Atkins Museum Of ArtAuditorium for a night of behind-the-scenes stories from the Kansas City StoryCorps Mobile Tour.

Click on image above for FREE tickets and more information.
Irish Center of KC Gala

Friday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Avenue, KCMO

"All that Glitters will be Green" is the theme of the eleventh annual Irish Center Gala. This festive evening will help raise the funds needed to present the quality programs, classes and cultural events that highlight Irish culture in the Midwest, but also celebrate the immigrants from all over the world who built Kansas City.

This elegant black-tie event begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m, followed by dinner and awards presentations. There will also be a small silent auction for your bidding pleasure, and we'll close out the night with music and dancing to the KC FLO Band.

Click on image above to purchase tickets.
more this week  
kc race & equity initiative - 8/29
hatch chile festival - 9/1
kc irish fest - 8/31 - 9/2
maincor coffee klatch - 9/5
paris of the plains cocktail festival - 9/6 - 9/9
art westport - 9/7 - 9/9
dance in the park - 9/8
deaf culture festival - 9/8
chalk & walk festival @ crown center - 9/8
cristo rey midtown mingle - 9/14
hollow roots @ just off broadway - 9/14 - 9/15
uncorked wine festival - 9/15
night at the tower - 9/15
women's bike summit - 9/15
american indian cultural celebration - 9/16
kkfi crossroads music fest - 9/18
maincor luncheon - 9/20
plaza art fair - 9/21 - 9/23
food truck friday @ union cemetery - 9/21
radio golf @ just off broadway - 9/21 - 10/6
monarch migration celebration - 9/22
unplaza art fair - 9/22 - 9/23
maincor midtown neighborhood forum - 9/24

contrabanned: an uncensored celebration of the library - 9/29
westport oktoberfest - 9/30
bike to the royals - 9/30
10th annual visions of the flint hills - 10/5
kc games for good - 10/6
hyde park historic homes tour - 10/6
walk to school kc - 10/10
sprint family fun days: fall festival - 10/13
maincor luncheon - 10/18

historical epitaphs @ union cemetery - 10/20
kc marathon - 10/20
general election - 11/6
legacy summit on african american leadership - 11/9 - 11/10
city school fair - 11/10
global entrepreneurship week - 11/12 - 11/16
maincor luncheon - 11/15

small business saturday - 11/24
we art together - 12/5
maincor holiday luncheon - 12/20
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.