Two years ago, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce led a community-wide brainstorming session to generate five "big ideas" for improving our metropolitan area. One of those "big ideas" is to revitalize our urban neighborhoods.
Last year, a new non-profit was founded to lead this effort. The Urban Neighborhood Initiatve will focus on the area between 22nd and 52nd streets, from Troost to Highway 71. It's an area that has already seen some revitalization, whether by residents, or funding from the Green Impact Zone, which covers roughly the same area.
To get a sense of what's already going on in the Troost Corridor, KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross visited Manheim Park, and talked to the neighborhood association president Saundra Hayes. And UNI's new executive director Dianne Cleaver shared plans for the district.