What happened last week in Midtown Kansas City?

Last week in Midtown Kansas City, the school district responded to a student transfer ruling, charter changes move forward, and the Lonely Planet praised Midtown hotspots.

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The school district reacted to a state court decision allowing students to transfer to neighboring districts. The mayor called for changes to the state law allowing that, and later in the week, the school district filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transfers.

At city hall, the charter review commission presented some of its recommended changes. The city also unveiled a new pilot program testing the effectiveness of home energy efficiency as a job benefit.

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance reported it worked this year to greatly reduce homicides, but that won’t come easy.

The city also went live with its 311 app, allowing people to make reports and get updates on their mobile devices.

Change is coming to the Q Hotel in Westport, as a new owner plans to turn it into a Marriott AC Hotel. Midtown welcomed a new business when Capitol Federal opened its doors at 43rd and Main.

We looked back at the work of architect Nelle Peters, who left a big mark on Midtown. And the Lonely Planet said the Plaza and Westport are among the features that make Kansas City a hot spot.

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