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Downtown development team asks residents to share history

The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department and the Greater Downtown Area Plan team are inviting Kansas City area residents to attend a community memoir meeting to share memories of living and working in the downtown area. The meeting is from 5:45-7 p.m. on July 30 at the Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W. Pennway St.

Attendees who have lived or worked in at least one of the 11 neighborhoods in the downtown area are asked to contribute to the written and oral histories of life in past generations. The information will be collected to try to integrate the best aspects of past decades into the future plans for the downtown area.

The 11 neighborhoods in the project area are Harlem, Downtown Loop, West Bottoms, River Market, Columbus Park, Paseo West, 18th and Vine, Beacon Hill/Longfellow, Crossroads, Westside and Crown Center/Union Hill.

The community memoir is part of the Greater Downtown Area Plan, which the City Planning and Development Department leads and the COR Team, led by BNIM Architects, will prepare.

For more information about the meeting, contact Cydney Millstein at (816) 472-4154 or visit

For more information about the Greater Downtown Area Plan, contact Gerald Williams, project manager, City Planning and Development, at (816) 513-2897.

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