Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Oct. 19 – Oct. 26)

mayor's challenge Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about World Series excitement, what went on at city hall, and ideas for making Midtown more bike and pedestrian friendly.

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Kansas City was obsessed with the World Series, with the Royals playing for the first time since 1985. Mayor James extended a “friendly mayoral wager” to San Francisco’s mayor involving reading to kids, barbecue and bow ties.

Small bottles of blue fountain water also went on sale, a memento of the World Series that will benefit the City of Fountains Foundation.

At city hall, the mayor announced Kansas City and KCK are part of a new national effort to find ways to use high speed Internet for public and private good.

The city also passed a new five-year business plan that projects expected revenue and city vision and goals and how the city will work toward them.

And we had details of the affordable insurance program that covers water and sewer lines, which many Midtown residents with older homes are finding helpful.

Discussions around the Bainbridge Apartments on Armour continued after the owner launched a legal action against the city. The city council passed a resolution they said should set the stage for productive discussions about low-income apartments with HUD and the owners.

Better Block, which transforms streets for a day, added bike lanes, an outdoor café and live entertainment to the intersection of 40th and Broadway to show what a difference it could make.

As bike sharing stations started appeared in Midtown, BikeWalkKC put signs up along Broadway Boulevard suggesting ways to make city streets more “complete streets.”

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