Get to know Kansas City Midtown neighborhoods
Heart of Westport neighborhood
- Neighborhood association information on Facebook
- Meetings: Westport Library, 118 Westport Road, the first Saturday of each month, at 10 a.m.
- Trash Day: Monday
- “Miss Glenn’s Magic Garden” offers up fresh herbs at Westport Post Office
- Which Midtown neighborhood is the most walkable
What’s New in the Heart of Westport neighborhood?
Most people have never heard of the Heart of Westport Neighborhood, but its members have been actively building community for the past several years. Heart of Westport encompasses the area behind the Westport post office. It’s a geographically compact neighborhood surrounded by the ever-changing Westport entertainment environment. Yet the Heart of Westport is thriving because of a committed group of neighbors.
Chairman Tom Platt lives in the Heart of Westport and has watched its changes over the years. Platt’s father owned the building on the northeast corner of Westport Road and Broadway, home to popular restaurants such as Tempters, the Beautiful Day Café and The Corner Restaurant.
“I want to make sure Westport stays stable,” he says. “It’s important for me to be one of the stable persons in Westport.”