Hilly hotness inspires this quick peek at all the important local links for right now . . .
This Old Kansas City House
Downtown Kansas City leads the nation these days reducing its office vacancy rate, but not because it's returning to its heyday as the region's business center. The drop is primarily due to the conversion of many older, obsolete office buildings into apartments and hotels as downtown has transitioned to a mixed-use, "live, work and play" district in the 21st century.
Toy Train Teaching Moment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A team has been chosen to look at KC Streetcar expansion efforts. The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) selected the team led by HDR to conduct a KC Streetcar Southern Extension study to assess multi-modal transportation needs.
Kansas City Gunfight Aftermath
The Kansas City Police Department is investigating after a shooting and a standoff near 83rd and Woodland Monday afternoon. Officers were originally dispatched to the area to investigate a shots fired call. Witnesses on the scene said two people had been shooting at each other.
Local Suspect In Tragic Crash
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- New details emerge in a deadly crash on I-70 at Little Blue Parkway Saturday. Adrienne Afrisio died when a car hit her as she stood on the shoulder, watching a tow truck load her van onto its bed. The tow truck driver is still hospitalized.
Downtown Parking War Tech
You can also pay for on-street parking meters through the app.
Box Store Across The Bridge Deets
Costco will open its new Northland location on Thursday, according to its website. Costco, a warehouse membership club, had long been rumored to be opening a Northland location. But it wasn't until March 2016 that a location was finally confirmed by the Kansas City and Clay and Platte county officials, developer MD Management and the Platte County R-3 School District.
Even More Downtown Events
Here is the highlight reel of what's happening in Downtown Kansas City - from Monday to Sunday, May 15-21: Art in the Loop launches its 2017 schedule of Downtown arts and entertainment this week as The Center State takes center stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .