Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (April 7-April 13)

fountain dayLast week in Midtown Kansas City, we brought you stories about the social blight discussion, election results and the official start of the spring fountain season.

If you find any of that Midtown Kansas City news interesting, you can read more on our website or on Facebook (try liking our page to get daily news), or sign up on our website for a daily email news digest each weekday. You can also subscribe to our Twitter updates (@midtownkcposter). Meanwhile, planning for the future of Kansas City’s airport continued with the final public meeting to gather input.

Kansas City voters approved charter changes, water bonds and elected new school board members last week. A city council committee advanced a measure that would ban using electronic cigarettes or any such devices on buses or streetcars.

We continued our coverage of the social blight issue on Armour Boulevard, which centers on a study that found that the Bainbridge and two other properties redeveloped as low income housing increased crime so badly that the Armour corridor is socially blighted. The Board of the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority tabled a proposed dismissal of a controversial study.

Police said they were working together to stop the shootings on area roads, and later in the week they announced new information and an increased reward for information. Meantime, mothers of murder victims and others observed National Crime Victims Week.

We welcomed spring with the official turning on of the fountains in a ceremony in Hyde Park.

And our real estate experts made their case for why you should invest in your community by getting more involved.

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