Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (June 9-June 15)

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Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about the controversy over feeding the homeless, changes in fire service, and how much you could save if you ditched your car.

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The Union Hill neighborhood dating from 1857 is getting 13 infill houses and more than 180 apartments in five buildings.

In other redevelopment, the public will soon get a preview of a  proposal/offer for the reuse of Blenheim school site, 2411 E 70th Terrace.

At city hall, the debate continued over a proposal to require groups feeding the homeless to get a permit, and by the end of the week, it died in the council on a tie vote.

The firefighters union continued to warn residents that the closing of two fire companies will impact Midtown, but the city says the will be adequate coverage from Westport station 19.

We told you about a transit report that says after a spike in gasoline prices, public transit riders in many cities save more than $10,000 a year.

And at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a new show is opening with works in an unusual medium – coal.

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