Recap: last week in Midtown Kansas City

Armour boulevard propertiesLast week, the Midtown Kansas KC Post reported on the sale of Westport Middle School, the fight to save four historic buildings on Armour, and the new librarian at the Westport Library.

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Many people were interested in the final sale of Westport Middle School, which is being redeveloped as market-rate housing, commercial space for nonprofits, and an urban gardening center.

And those fighting to stop demolition of four buildings on Armour Boulevard won a victory when the Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld an earlier denial of Mac Properties demolition request.

At city hall, business leaders spoke in favor of a new airport.

In arts and culture across Midtown, the Nelson-Atkins is beginning restoration of one of its first acquisitions, a painting by El Greco.

We also profiled the new manager of the historic Westport Branch of the Kansas City Public Library who told us about future plans.

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