midtown weekly

December 3 - December 9, 2018
Check out all the great things happening in Midtown!

KCAI Academic Building Public Meeting

Kansas City Art Institute presents their design for a two-story academic building at the Northeast corner of 44th and Oak. This Public meeting will be held Tuesday, December 4th at 5:30, at Epperson Auditorium, adjacent to Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI Campus.

Last winter, KCAI moved forward with their campus master plan, supported by the Southmoreland Neighborhood Association (SNA), with the intentional omission of the work at 44th and Oak. Doing this would allow the more time for KCAI to work with representatives from the SNA Board of Directors and immediate neighbors on a suitable design for this site. After several collaborative sessions, and receiving a certificate of appropriateness by the Historic Plan Commission, KCAI is prepared to share their design with the neighborhood before submitting it to the City Plan Commission. This work will require a Special Use permit by the City. The new building will allow for a re-organization of office and classroom space by KCAI, which in turn will allow for Mineral Hall and Advancement House to be sold into single-family ownership.
Redevelopment of Holiday Inn

A public meeting will be held, Wednesday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn at One East 45th Street at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Owners of the hotel will be presenting their redevelopment plan.
Applications for Neighborhood Rising Fund Available January 1, Due March 1

Do you have an idea for a project that would benefit your neighborhood? Community Capital Fund wants to help you make it happen with the Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF). The NRF is a unique funding collaborative made up of a diverse group of civic minded corporations and foundations that provides grants up to $3,000 for high-impact community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. NRF projects promote resident engagement and help build stronger, more effective neighborhood organizations in low- to moderate-income areas throughout Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

Since 2015, the NRF has awarded $314,185 to 124 neighborhood-led projects spanning neighborhood cleanups and greening of public spaces, to neighborhood trainings, home and property improvement, and events that celebrate community arts and culture. The NRF is generously funded by the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, Hall Family Foundation, AltCap, Sosland Foundation, Dunn Family Foundation, Sprint, Commerce Bank, and UMB and is managed by the Community Capital Fund and Greater Kansas City LISC.

Go HERE for more info.
Weekly Greater Downtown Area Plan Survey

Click HERE to go to this week's survey.

For more info about the GDAP, go HERE.
Midtown Real Estate Listings

The following listings have been provided by Midtown Real Estate agents and brokers who attended the quarterly MainCor Real Estate Exchange in November. Please contact the companies listed on the flyers for more information about properties.

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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

Wednesday, December 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
MainCor, 3931 Main, KCMO
Parking: east parking lot on Walnut, accessible from 39th & 40th

Join us for some coffee & conversation.We can't wait to tell you about the exciting things happening in Midtown and hear what you have going on.

It's casual. Stop by anytime between 8:00 - 9:30 am.
Everyone is welcome; bring a friend.

Coffee & pastries provided by The Roasterie on Main.

Thursday, December 6 @ 4:00 - 7:00 pm
3710 Main, KCMO

They’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly. Now it’s time for fun and folly! Enjoy sweets and drinks, carolers, family activities, photos with Santa and more! The Whole Person has been connecting people with disabilities to the resources they need since 1978 and are grateful to the support of our consumers, community partners, board members and staff for all of these years. Celebrate with The Whole Person at this festive event!

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