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1. A Road Runs Through It, and KC Hopes It Reels in Growth A Road Runs Through It, and KC Hopes It Reels in Growth November 5-11, 2010 Article about the construction of "a $4.2 million stretch of road uniting the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge and Kansas City's River Market area." Work began October 13, 2010, and is planned for completion...

2. A Welcome Wave of Upgrades and Improvements A Welcome Wave of Upgrades and Improvements August 14, 2011 Editorial about “the Sept. 16 opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts" and the "wave of upgrades and beautification efforts around the facility." Article includes photos of the area improvements....

3. Arts Maven Arts Maven May 2011 Feature article about Shirley Helzberg and her many contributions to improving Kansas City through not only the arts but restoration of historic buildings. The 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall in the new Kauffman...

4. Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 Beginning of the Park and Boulevard Movement in Frontier Kansas City, 1872-1882 April 1962 Article tracing the origins of the Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, starting with early parks and their justifications, before the idea of connecting them into a city-wide system.

5. Biography of August Meyer (1851-1905), Parks and Boulevards Leader Biography of August Meyer (1851-1905), Parks and Boulevards Leader 2003

6. Capturing the Castle Capturing the Castle June 26-July 2, 2014 Article describes the efforts of volunteers working to restore the Vine Street Workhouse, otherwise known as the Castle, located at 2001 Vine Street. Daniel and Ebony Edwards are interviewed and describe...

7. Community Gardens Transform Historic Northeast Community Gardens Transform Historic Northeast August 8, 2012 Article describes initiatives by Northeast Kansas City neighborhoods to transform vacant lots into community gardens and green spaces. Existing gardens in the area include the St. John Community Garden...

8. Decades of Decay Erased Decades of Decay Erased August 30, 2009 A cooperative program between business owners and community service workers has cleaned up public areas in the West Bottoms. Workers have weeded and landscaped parks and medians, removed trash from vacant...

9. Extreme Makeover Extreme Makeover December 7, 2007 Article with color photographs about efforts to beautify downtown streetscapes with plantings, walkways, etc.

10. Grandview Realizes Improved Safety and Efficiency Through Two Projects Grandview Realizes Improved Safety and Efficiency Through Two Projects May 2011 Grandview's plan to improve its Main Street corridor in five phases and to construct a new parks and public works maintenance facility is explained in this article. Includes a drawing of the plans for...

11. Green Growth Green Growth February 2010 Article describes Kansas City's "Green Impact Zone," a project to "transform KC's urban core into an economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible place to live." The Green...

12. Independence Ave. Has Come a Long Way Independence Ave. Has Come a Long Way July 21, 2013 Interview with Bobbi Baker-Huges, a Northeast Kansas City community activist. Baker-Hughes discusses her past efforts aimed at making Kansas City's Northeast neighborhoods safer as well as the recently...

13. Local Upstart Non-Profit Looks to Renovate Historic Brant Castle Local Upstart Non-Profit Looks to Renovate Historic Brant Castle May 16-22, 2014 Article announces that 2orMore, a nonprofit organization created by Daniel Edwards and Ebony Burnside, has started a project to restore and repurpose the former city workhouse located at 21st and Vine...

14. Minority Development Team Doing it Right in Beacon Hills Minority Development Team Doing it Right in Beacon Hills October 11-17, 2013 Article announces that work on the Colonnade renovation project has begun. It is stated that the project is part of the larger Beacon Hill redevelopment effort. The article details the project's plans...

15. Residents Making Sure Benton Corridor Isn't Forgotten Residents Making Sure Benton Corridor Isn't Forgotten November 30-December 6, 2007 Article detailing the efforts of the Benton Boulevard Beautification Leadership Team to clean up blighted areas along the historic Benton Boulevard Corridor. The Leadership team is represented by neighborhood...

16. Tax Tactic Offers Helping Hand Tax Tactic Offers Helping Hand August 30, 2011 A small tax charged in area stores in Community Improvement Districts make possible things like "extra security, removal of trash and graffiti, pretty planters and park benches," as well as area awareness...

17. Thriving Communities Thriving Communities February 22-28, 2013 Article on the role of 27 Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) in the Kansas City area. CIDs collect tax revenue to use towards improvement projects in a specific area, including infrastructure, maintenance,...