What happened last week in Midtown?

Our weekly word cloud gives a visual hint of what we talked about last week at the Midtown KC Post. It shows that reassessment of Midtown properties…changes to the airport…and the history of our neighborhoods continued to be popular topics with our readers.

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One of the biggest stories in Midtown continued to be the reaction to the reassessed values for many properties. On Monday, Jackson County officials revised their estimate of the number of errors in reassessed values – up from 18,000 to 68,000, many in Midtown. On Thursday, residents began getting new letters with their updated assessment values and the county also posted the numbers online. Meantime, on Friday, the Jackson County assessor offered his resignation.

We brought you news from city hall that could affect your life, including the formation of a committee to study potential changes to the airport. We also gave you a peek into the requests neighborhoods were making for projects they’d like to see funded by Public Improvement Advisory Committee dollars. And we told you about a new ordinance that could contribute to the development of microbreweries in Kansas City. The city also signaled its opposition to a state bill about the location of cell phone towers.

On the arts scene, the Shakespeare Festival got started in Southmoreland Park, and the audience prepared to try to set a world record for fake mustaches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum kicked off a partnership with a museum in Rome by showing a marble statue.

We previewed another garden on the Urban Grown Farms and Garden tour, this one in front of the Westport Post office. And we took you on a virtual tour of one Midtown neighborhood, Valentine, which shares a lot of history with Coleman Highlands and Roanoke.

Last but not least, we offered some transportation advice based on the latest scientific studies. If you want to impress the girls,  get yourself a bus pass. 

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