midtown weekly

July 6 - July 12

Working to make Midtown a great place for ALL.
Bloomberg Asphalt Art Grant is Awarded
for Midtown Kansas City Project

Midtown KC Now, in partnership with Street Smarts Design + Build and City of Kansas City, Mo. Government (public works), applied for funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies earlier this year and we just received news that we are one of sixteen recipients for their $25,000 grant for asphalt art initiatives, which are " visual interventions on roadways (intersections and crosswalks), pedestrian spaces (plazas and sidewalks), and vertical infrastructure (utility boxes, traffic barriers and underpasses)." Community outreach will being this month for project planning.

KCMO receives Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Grant News Release

For more info on this grant program, go to:

We Are Notarizing Ballots for the August Election!

If you choose to use the mail-in or absentee ballot options for the August 4 election, you will most likely need a notary. See exceptions here.

MIdtown KC Now will notarize ballots on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm starting June 30. Please come to our office at 3931 Main during those hours and notarizing will take place in a safe, socially distanced manner. Please wear a mask, our notary will be wearing one as well.

You do not need to have the ballot request notarized! Bring us your ballot and envelope to be notarized once you receive it from the election board.

Absentee Ballot Request here.
Absentee Ballot Instructions 

Mail-In Ballot Request 
Mail-In Ballot Instructions 

Deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot: July 22
For more info, go to

We will let you know if days/hours change or are expanded.
Questions? Call us at 816-753-3820, ext.220.

By state law, notarizing ballots is a FREE service. If a notary tries to charge you for notarizing a ballot, please report them to the State of Missouri.
KCMO Trash Amnesty July 6 - 10
No-tag ("trash amnesty") is happening this week. Residents can put out up to 12 bags curbside without any additional tags as long as each bag weighs less than 40 pounds. Regular trash rules apply. No hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will be collected.

For more info, go to:

We're Looking for a Few Good Men and Women in Midtown


The Main Street Community Improvement District is looking to add an additional Area Maintenance Attendants. The Area Maintenance Attendant provides the cleaning and upkeep of an assigned area. Duties includes litter pick up, graffiti removal, and landscaping assistance. Our ideal candidate would have a valid driver’s license. There may be occasions where you would be asked to drive the CID’s vehicle within the district. Must be flexible in other duties as assigned by supervisor. 
AMA’s will be employees of ABM Facility Services but managed by MSCID.
Full-Time positions available @ $12.00/hr. starting pay with driver’s license
or $11.00/hr. starting pay without driver’s license
If interested, email:


The Main Street Community Improvement District and Broadway Area Community Improvement District are seeking detail-oriented, professional Area Awareness Officers (AAO) for full-time and part-time positions. An AAO is responsible for patrolling/monitoring properties and providing an exceptional customer experience. Day-to-day activities include communicating with business and property owners and patrons of the districts while enforcing site-specific directives, coordinating with law enforcement and the CID Operations Manager, maintaining high visibility, and attentiveness to details. This position will require regular physical activity including standing, walking, and must be proficient at riding a bicycle. Qualified candidates must pass a drug screen, have at least a high school diploma or GED, a clear criminal record, and valid driver’s license. This position is unarmed.
AAO’s will be employees of Chesley Brown International but managed by the CIDs.
Full or Part Time positions available at $12.00 -$13.00/hr. starting pay, based on experience
If interested, email:
Take Your Business Outside!

There’s never been a more important time to think creatively about how your business can welcome customers. Whether you own a restaurant, a coffee shop, a retail store, or anything that welcomes people indoors, we all know that this time is beyond challenging. The good news is that warm weather is here, and it’s possible to use our outdoor spaces to invite people safely.

Midtown KC Now has worked with CityFi and Street Smarts to create a helpful,
FREE GUIDE on how to take advantage of the space outside your door. Please see link below for the City's Permitting process.

Additional resources:
Better Block
City of KCMO Permit Overview
National Association of City Transportation Officials
District 4
Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) Hearing

Virtual Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Password: 327522
Zoom call in option – 312.626.6799
Zoom Conference ID - 96764304743

For more info, go to:

COVID-19 Resources & Testing

For a list of COVID-19 related resources, please go to our website.

For FREE testing provided by the City of KCMO, go to their weekly site list here.
The health department suggests calling on Mondays when new lists are posted as appointments are limited and fill quickly.

Below is a list of hospitals/clinics where COVID-19 testing is offered in the Kansas City area. Please call the site you wish to visit before visiting the hospital or testing location to determine testing eligibility. Many sites still require physician orders or evaluation before testing is approved.

For the most current list, go to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

First Point Urgent Care  (816) 505-3669
Hope Faith   (816) 471-4673
Meritas Health Gashland  (816) 436-1800
NextCare Urgent Care  (816) 595-4000
Saint Luke’s Multi-specialty Clinic  (816) 714-2750
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center  (816) 889-4795
Southwest Blvd Family Health Care  (913) 396-7070
Truman Medical Center  (816) 404-1000
Check your neighborhood's site for their meetings & events!

Coleman Highlands
Heart of Westport
Hyde Park
Old Hyde Park Historic District
Union Hill
West Plaza

upcoming events

connection art show - 7/13 - 7/31
mkcn monthly virtual luncheon - 7/16
district 4 virtual piac hearing - 7/16
women's employment network: credit basics - 7/17
blood drive at wwI museum - 7/17
the great car show - 7/19
kemper museum exhibit begins: elias sime - 7/21
global history of the 19th amendment - 7/22
midwest leadership summit - 7/23
virtual event: transforming local media - 7/30
faces of innocence virtual gala - 7/30
annual summer swing - 8/1
primary election - 8/4
mkcn coffee klatch - 8/5
kindest kansas citian awards - 8/8
tour de bier - 8/9
connection at buttonwood art space - 9/4
kc air show - 9/5 - 9/6
night at the tower @ wwI museum - 9/12
understanding missouri's school to prison pipeline - 9/24
grilled cheese festival - 9/26
virtual happy hour: visions of the flint hills - 10/2
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The Midtown Weekly, please email info and a photo (if you have one) to LEIGH by Thursday, the week before the date of the event.