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Join Us This Thursday, --- September 15 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Note: This event will be held at KC Irish Center's Drexel Hall. 3301 Baltimore

This Month's Topic: Kansas City Parks Update
Speaker: Chris Cotten, KCMO Parks & Rec Director


Deadline with lunch is Noon on 9/13
Deadline without lunch is 4:00 on 9/14


KC Streetcar Main Street Extension
Technical Assistance Program
Public Meeting

Friday, September 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th Street, KCMO


This Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will explore key current issues surrounding the streetcar extension and redevelopment. As development occurs, how do we best leverage the streetcar investment with transit-oriented, walkable development? How do we do so while minimizing the need for additional public funds in the form of development incentives?

 The panel will study the area within a quarter mile of 39th and Main Street, where a key streetcar stop will operate. They will examine shared district parking as a solution to parking requirements for single developments that often result in the need for incentives. This TAP will be a case study of a shared parking model at 39th & Westport, including financing and operations, that can be replicated along the extension line at higher density stops. The panel will also look at four of the other higher density stops to determine infrastructure needs to connect with the surrounding area: 31st Street, Armour Boulevard, 43rd Street, and the Plaza. 

The presentation of the panel’s findings and recommendations
on 9/16 is open to the public.

More info here. Registration is NOT required to attend.

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this week
westport commons farm stand - 9/14
art in the loop: guided art walk + performances - 9/14
midtown kc now luncheon - 9/15
public meeting for uli tap results - 9/16
the last wife @ the met - 9/16 - 9/25
night at the tower - 9/17
native plant sale @ anita b gorman - 9/17
art & soul festival - 9/17
kcmo public works career showcase - 9/17
bark in the park - 9/17
tour de bier - 9/18
dig in! - 9/18

upcoming events
rachel rosenkoetter opening reception @ mkcn - 9/23
plaza art fair - 9/23 - 9/25
peaceworks kc art fair - 9/24 - 9/25
jazz in the valley - 9/30
hyde park historic homes tour - 10/1
whole person super gall gala - 10/1
energy action day: healthy homes - 10/1
mkcn coffee klatch - 10/5
visions of the flint hills - 10/7
oktoberfest - 10/7 - 10/8
midwest soul vegfest - 10/8
troostpalooza - 10/8
kc united art festival - 10/8
gumbo festival - 10/9
kcya spark the arts - 10/12
an evening with maya lin - 10/13
young family farm farm to table dinner fundraiser - 10/15
ghost light - 10/21 - 10/22
midtown drug take back - 10/29

día de los muertos  - 10/30
mkcn coffee klatch - 11/2
general election - 11/8
the color purple @ the met - 11/11 - 11/20
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Haren Companies
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