What happened last week in Midtown?

This word cloud shows some of the topics we covered last week at the Midtown KC Post.

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At city hall, discussion about a single-terminal plan for the airport continued. Hoping to divert youth away from congregating late at night at entertainment centers like the Plaza and Westport, Mayor Sly James announced expanded youth programs. We also reported that two Downtown property owners appealed a Jackson  County judge’s ruling that dismissed their lawsuit against the Downtown streetcar system. Finally, we told you why a controversial city proposal to make a 9 p.m. summer youth curfew year-long in the County Club Plaza, Westport and three other entertainment districts is on hold for three weeks.

The planning process to develop a new Midtown Plaza plan continued. We had a recap of the first two small area meetings, the northeast section and the northwest section, where residents discussed issues around Armour Boulevard and 39th Street.

For nature and wildlife lovers, we told you how to view Kansas City’s peregrine falcons live. The city also kicked off a new program to buy and plant more trees, and asked citizens to get financially involved.

A new study from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) shows almost 70 percent of you are recycling more than you did five years ago. And you favor expanding and improving waste reduction and recycling even more.

We brought you neighborhood news, including letting you know about a joint Old Hyde Park and Heart of Westport garage sale, and told you how to nominate your neighborhood for a  new city award for neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

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