Downtown Kansas City Desperately Seeking Return To 'Renaissance' Hype

An upcoming meet-up will extol the virtues of life inside the loop. 

The only problem is the COVID changed everything. 

It's fair to argue that the pandemic shifted momentum away from urban centers as the "work from home" era took hold.

Moreover . . .

In an age when Internets commerce has outpaced retail spaces . . . Again, it's fair to question the demand for density which remains pervasive in the Downtown KC conversation.

In fairness, we share their side of the story that confuses life inside the loop for the Northland which is actually growing at a faster pace . . . Take a peek . . .

This year’s Office Summit will focus on the fact that great downtowns today are far more than employment centers.

Downtown KC is a role model for a modern, mixed use community that blends residential and office together in a compact, walkable setting – transforming from a traditional 9-to-5 office district. It is the fastest-growing residential neighborhood in Kansas City and the entire region.

This renaissance has been powered by an influx of young, educated residents drawn to Downtown Kansas City’s vibrancy and ample opportunities for social connection.

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Save the date: 6th Annual Downtown Office Summit coming Nov. 16 - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Mark your calendars to join the Downtown Council for the 6th Annual Downtown Kansas City Office Summit from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at The Gallery, 61 E. 14th St. in the Power & Light District. The popular event begins with exhibits at 2 p.m., followed by the Office Summit program from 3-4:30, and concluding with a networking reception.