Blue Hills http://kcur.org en Then And Now: Pictures Show Changes In KC's Blue Hills Neighborhood http://kcur.org/post/then-and-now-pictures-show-changes-kcs-blue-hills-neighborhood <p>It's been three years since the Google Street View camera made its way through the streets of the Blue Hills neighborhood between Prospect Avenue and Paseo Boulevard, and 47th&nbsp;and&nbsp;63rd Streets.</p><p>In that time, as the community has tried to shake the stigma of being filled with blighted homes, the community has seen a lot of visible changes. (<a href="http://kcur.org/post/after-recession-blue-hills-neighborhood-works-change-its-reputation?nopop=1">See how Blue Hills has been trying to change its reputation</a>.)</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:43:06 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 55670 at http://kcur.org Then And Now: Pictures Show Changes In KC's Blue Hills Neighborhood After Recession, Blue Hills Neighborhood Works To Change Its Reputation http://kcur.org/post/after-recession-blue-hills-neighborhood-works-change-its-reputation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City has a reputation for being one of the most affordable cities in the country to buy a home, and as the metro emerges from the recession, some of the most affordable neighborhoods are trying to draw in buyers.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 55681 at http://kcur.org After Recession, Blue Hills Neighborhood Works To Change Its Reputation Incubator Planned For Small-Time Contractors On Prospect http://kcur.org/post/incubator-planned-small-time-contractors-prospect <p>The community development corporation Blue Hills Community Services has been working to rebuild the Blue Hills neighborhood for the past 38 years. And they've just begun construction on their latest project: a $3 million energy-efficient renovation of a building at 50th and Prospect. The new center will house the organization's headquarters, and provide office space and training for about a dozen small-time contractors at a time. The contractor incubator will be the first of its kind in the Kansas City area.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:18:20 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 11311 at http://kcur.org Incubator Planned For Small-Time Contractors On Prospect Where Is KC Jazz?, Tuskegee Airmen, Veggie Revolt http://kcur.org/post/where-kc-jazz-tuskegee-airmen-veggie-revolt <p>The show for January 22, 2012. &nbsp;Click &quot;Listen&quot; to hear the entire show, see below for individual stories.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:38:17 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Susan B. Wilson, Alex Smith & Kayla Regan 11205 at http://kcur.org Where Is KC Jazz?, Tuskegee Airmen, Veggie Revolt