Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Sept. 22 – Sept. 28)

westport-street-sceneLast week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about more redevelopment plans for Armour Boulevard, a proposed city law on street harassment, and the story of an historic Hyde Park home.

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The city council considered and tweaked a law against street harassment that is reportedly rampant, especially downtown and in Midtown. The council also invited residents to get involved in helping to shape the city budget.

And Jackson County officials, employees and former Chiefs players honored county legislator Fred Arbanas, who is retiring after 42 years.

On Armour Boulevard, MAC Properties announced plans to continue its redevelopment with a plan for a 1960s structure with Soviet Union ambience. The “zebra building” could be converted to office space and apartments.

Kansas City regional job growth is expected to return to what once was normal but will lag behind the nation for years, a local expert reported last week.

As Hyde Park prepares for its historic homes tour, we got a preview of one home on Manheim Road that has housed a brewer, a mayor and now two musicians.

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