by William Crum
There was a town hall meeting tonight at the City Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
The meeting was to get people’s input regarding a new community center built in downtown Kansas City, Kan. This is part of Mayor Mark Holland’s campaign to create a healthy city.
There’s a lot going on in Kansas City, Kan., particularly in the downtown area. There are plans for a new grocery store and community center plus there are also a lot of community gardens that are also underway.
With a new grocery store and community center it will encourage new businesses to locate in the downtown area. Many residents will remember that a number of years ago the downtown was a major shopping area; in fact, Minnesota Avenue was noted as one of the best in the Midwest.
With the healthy cities campaign underway by Mayor Holland and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County this would encourage a resurgence of the downtown area.
“I want to build a city for businesses, want to locate right here in Kansas City, Kan., particularly in the downtown area,” said Mayor Holland. This new campaign to promote the redevelopment of the downtown area could do just that, making Kansas City, Kan., a more livable and healthy community to work and play.
During the last two decades Kansas City, Kan., has experienced a lot of growth and continues to do so. According to recent studies, Kansas City, Kan., is rated as the third greatest growth community in the nation. With this new campaign underway, even more future growth is possible particularly in the downtown area. It is planned that in August of 2014 a major announcement will be made by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
More than 250 people attended this town hall meeting.