About Us

Midtown KC NOW is a nonprofit community and economic development agency. Our strength is fueled by relationships between businesses, neighborhoods, institutions, and individuals who live and work in Midtown. Midtown KC Now binds these interests together to work for the betterment of our community and the best quality of life for all.

We are committed to:

Working with businesses and residents to create a long-term positive community environment with productive public and private relationships

Being a resource center to all of Midtown; if you have a concern, we can guide you toward a solution

Encouraging good and appropriate redevelopment

Working with all city departments, operating as a liaison between municipal, commercial, and residential interests

Encouraging healthy neighborhoods, walkability and multi-modal access with attractive streetscapes & solutions

Supporting business attraction and retention through promotion, networking and learning opportunities

Supporting appropriate & responsible development that works for our urban environment, such as infill development, reduction of parking need, and creative placemaking efforts

Operating community improvement districts that provide clean & safe programs

Our Mission

Midtown KC Now is the champion and leading community partner working to support commercial, mixed use and residential progress and effective and responsible community, economic and aesthetic development to create and encourage the vitality of Midtown.

Vision Statement

To make Midtown Kansas City a great place for all.

Community Engagement —
Events & Initiatives

  • The Midtown Weekly Newsletter
  • Coffee Klatch (monthly)
  • Networking Luncheon (monthly)
  • Midtown Real Estate Exchange (quarterly)
  • Midtown Neighborhood Forum
  • Midtown Small Business Forum
  • Party in the Parking Lot (spring)
  • Midtown Mobs
  • Façade Improvement Grants (year-round)
  • The Main Event Annual Awards

Midtown KC Now administers and operates the following programs:

Midtown KC Now staff serve on local, national and global boards, commissions,
and committees and to encourage development that is appropriate and essential to our urban community.

  • Midtown/Plaza Area Plan Implementation Committee
  • Greater Downtown Area Plan Implementation Committee
  • Streetcar Team – Main Street Extension
  • Incremental Development Alliance, KC Chapter
  • Complete Count Committee for 2020 Census
  • Linwood Corridor Plan Steering Committee
  • Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Metropolitan Community Service Program
  • Alcoholic Beverage Advisory Group
  • Heartland Community Connection

Support Us

Midtown KC NOW is a nonprofit community and economic development agency. Our strength is fueled by relationships between businesses, neighborhoods, institutions, and individuals who live and work in Midtown. Midtown KC Now binds these interests together to work for the betterment of our community and the best quality of life for all.

Our Staff | Board of Directors

Midtown KC Now Is a donor-funded organization. People and organizations like you donate so the benefits to the community where we live, work, and play, will continue. Contact us or donate online. Midtown KC Now is a 501c3. Donations are 100% tax deductible.