Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City


Aim4Peace "interrupters."

Aim4Peace “interrupters.”

Last week in Midtown Kansas City, Volker gets downzoned, a Catholic student housing project on Troost is stopped, and a Vietnamese-French bistro is set to open on Broadway.

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It was a big week at the City Plan Commission, with several important decisions of interest to Midtowners.  A plan by the Kansas City Catholic diocese to build student housing on Troost Avenue fell after massive neighborhood opposition. The Volker neighborhood got the downzoning it sought after a controversy over a multi-family unit last year. Also, Jimmy Johns got permission to build a drive-through down, despite opposition to its location in a historic district.

Spike Nguyen, known for his northeast area restaurant, told us he will soon open one in Midtown. The Vietnamese-French bistro going in at 3623 Broadway will be called iPho Tower. The University of Kansas Hospital launched a drive to raise $100 million in private money for another hospital building.

At city hall, the leader of an international anti-violence effort urged the city to think of violence as a disease. Meanwhile, a coalition of public safety organizations continued lobbying the state to tax cell phones to provide 911 service to them.

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