Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Oct. 18 – Oct. 25) 

untitled-(30-of-43)Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about controversial student housing on Troost, the minimum wage, and the role of 39th and Broadway in the history of transportation.

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At city hall, the bitter dispute over religious student apartments on Troost continued.

The city council also repealed a law that would have raised the minimum wage in the city, saying it had no choice.

And Mayor James moved to prevent a vote on the downtown hotel project.

Preliminary results from the MidtownKC Walks survey showed people are concerned about the condition of sidewalks in their neighborhoods, and people say they would walk more if sidewalks were in better repair.

Midtowners are pushing hard to get a spraypark in Gillham Park to replace the closed wading pool there.

Our Monday history feature told the story of the role Broadway and 39th street played in the history of transportation, when the world’s first overhead trolley was tested there.

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