What happened last week in Midtown?

Last week in Midtown Kansas City, a controversial new plan for Armour Boulevard apartments, proposed changes to the city charter, and the public helps catch two suspects in the stabbing of a Metro driver.

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Our series of stories about the Historic Kansas City Foundation’s most endangered buildings continued. We learned that the Lane Blueprint Building, among the oldest in the Crossroads, is no longer slated for demolition.

Meanwhile, a developer submitted a plan for demolishing several buildings on Armour Boulevard and replacing them with an apartment building. On our Facebook page, the Midtown community had a lot of varying opinions about the plan.

Midtown arts venues were major participants in this year’s Fringe Festival, including the Westport Center for the Arts, which was offering a play that explored immigrant issues.

The draft report of the city study of arts and culture was released, with an intriguing suggestion that vacant houses could be repurposed as “homesteads” for artists and help to stabilize neighborhoods.

We shared information about the robbery of a skateboarder at 38th and Washington, the recent robbery of Westport’s Huddle House, and the stabbing of a Metro bus driver. (Good news in the Metro stabbing: after the media released photos, two suspects were arrested).

The commission studying changes to the city charter continued to research the potential impact of changing the way council members are elected.

And on the 32nd anniversary of the Hyatt skywalk collapse, we got on update on efforts to build a memorial to the victims.

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