Troost Avenue

Central Standard
3:43 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

When We Talk About Troost, Are We Talking About Race?

Troost Avenue: Is it just a street like any other, or does it carry symbolic weight?
Credit Paul Sableman / Flickr, Creative Commons

To conclude KCUR's extended investigation of Troost Avenue as a border that Kansas Citians perceive as a dividing line, Central Standard asked a question that often goes unspoken. That is, when we talk about Troost, as a city, are we really talking about race?

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4:51 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Initiative Aims To Improve Neighborhoods Along Troost

Saundra Hayes is president of the Manheim Park Neighborhood Association. She stands in front of the Bancroft School, which is being converted into apartments.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

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. 

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Up To Date
9:37 am
Fri December 7, 2012

'We Are Superman'

Kevin Howdeshell

In the heart of Kansas City, at the intersection of 31st and Troost, a select few work to transform a dividing line into a gathering place.

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8:37 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 4, 2012

A new bridge is unveiled on Troost.  The Kansas City Council passes truancy ordinance.  Two Kansas City notables—Alvin Brooks and Walt Bodine—receive an honor from the city council.  It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

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5:41 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Troost Renewal Wish List Collected

Maria Wheeler (left), Robert Scudder and Gail Byers give personal visions of Troost Corridor renewal.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Urban renewal planners received their first assessment of what people who live and work in the Troost Corridor want from a multi-year makeover.  More than 350 people listed concerns and hopes.

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7:42 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Missouri Supreme Court Hears House Redistricting Suit, Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant Remains Offline & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Development on Troost
11:24 am
Tue December 13, 2011

An Old Church With A New Mission

At its height, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Troost Avenue had a congregation of 1000 people.

Donna Simon, pastor of St. Mark’s, said this was  during the boom days of the Troost neighborhood, from the 1920s to 1960s, when the area was a bustling business and residential part of town. As the neighborhood changed, though, so did the church.

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1:34 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Troost Bridge Project Underway

Troost Bridge Project Groundbreaking
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Kansas City, Mo. – Today marked the groundbreaking for the $13.5 million Troost Bridge project. The Troost Avenue bridge will be replaced. There will be streetscape and intersection improvements. Crews will also upgrade a stretch of the storm and sanitary sewer system.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver says despite years of delays, with help from federal stimulus funds, the project is now moving forward.

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