May 2021
North Kansas City News
THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD
Tiffany Greens Golf Course

4 person scramble with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded in two flights.

Registration begins at 10:30 am followed by lunch and a Shotgun start at 12:30 pm

Dinner reception including awards, raffles, silent and live auction will be held following tournament play
We are very pleased to announce Country Club Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 Mickey Finn Scholarship Golf Classic! We hope you will join Country Club Bank and our other generous sponsors in supporting this annual event. There are lots of ways to get in the action!

Click here to visit the event website for all the details and to sign-up today!
They need your help! The City of North Kansas City is redesigning their website and would like your input. Please click the link below to take a quick online survey to tell them how they can improve the site.
KC Blueprint and Planroom is moving ... but not too far! Beginning May 10th, you will find them at their new corporate office located at 29 West 14th Avenue, Suite 1 here in North Kansas City..

Be sure to stop by to see the new office and check out their new 3 D print technology!
Tuesday, May 25th, 6 PM
In March, the City Council hosted two work sessions to provide background and context on the City's Master Plan and Development Process. If you were unable to participate in one of those sessions, you still have time to provide your feedback.

On Tuesday, May 25th, City Council will hold a virtual Special Council Meeting to discuss the community’s feedback on the City’s current economic development process. This meeting will be live streamed on the City’s Spectrum Cable Channel 2, the City’s YouTube Channel and on www.nkc.com/live.  Public comment will not be taken during the virtual Special Council Meeting.
With that in mind, residents, business owners, visitors, and other stakeholders are invited to review the City Council Work Session videos on the City's Master Plan and other information on the development process and provide written feedback regarding the future of the City's development process by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 16th. These comments will be shared with the City Council and will be posted on the City's website no later than the close of business on Monday, May 17th.

Comments can be submitted in three ways:


Email - Send a note to city@nkc.org

Mail - Send a letter to: City Hall, 2010 Howell Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Spring has sprung and there are well over 100 May holidays to celebrate and numerous NKC Business Council member businesses to help anyone and everyone get into the swing of spring right here in North Kansas City! Following are just a few to consider.

May is National Burger Month... Pace yourself, there are some truly great burgers to enjoy in North Kansas City! NKCBC members serving up those burgers include: Bite & Bean, Chappell's Restaurant & Sports Museum, Chicken N Pickle, Helen's JAD Bar & Grill, Pat's Pub, Paul & Jack's Tavern, and Winning Streaks. Visit ExploreNKC for more great burger and dining options in North Kansas City.

May 9th - Mother's Day ... Visit Meierotto Jewelers, Helzberg Diamond's or Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry and get Mom something she'll really love this year!

May 6th - International No Diet Day ... What a great day to meet a friend at First Watch for a yummy breakfast or drop by Donut King and indulge your sweet tooth with a delicious donut or flaky pastry! Get your "hula" on and enjoy the taste of the islands at Hawaiian Bros Island Grill. Delight your taste buds with a multi-cultural experience at American Fusion Cafe. Or, take a little afternoon break and drive through DQ Grill & Chill for a frosty fresh frozen treat.

May 10th - National Clean Your Room Day ... Stop by The Soap Bubble and pick up some of their terrific cleaning products and supplies ... your teen is sure to thank you ... really!

May 16th - World Whiskey Day ... Take a tour of the Restless Spirits Distillery and "get in the spirit" of spring with a little tasting too!

May 28th - National Brisket Day ... Enjoy some authentic, award winning, world class BBQ at Smokin' Guns BBQ ... yum!
NKC Development Projects Underway or Coming Soon
Twenty-Third & Swift Apartments
The original Northgate Village was identified as a key redevelopment area in NKC’s 1996 Comprehensive Plan. Northgate Village is a mixed-use master redevelopment project that includes single-family homes, rowhomes, a retail site, senior apartments, and multiple styles of apartment living. The vast majority of the redevelopment project has been completed, aside from the undeveloped multifamily lot at 23rd & Swift and a undeveloped commercial lot along Burlington.

In the fall of 2019, the City issued a Request for Proposals to develop the multifamily lot at 23rd & Swift. In August 2020, the City signed a Development Agreement with Star Acquisitions & Development, LLC to construct a multi-family development to complete the residential portion of the Northgate Village Redevelopment Plan.

This new development will feature 294 units with a pool, outdoor activity space, secure onsite parking and a clubhouse. This project is expected to begin construction in the Summer of 2021.
18th & Swift Apartments
In April 2018, the City issued a Request for Proposals for development of the 1.3-acre City-owned property located at the southwest corner of 18th Avenue and Swift Street to create residential opportunities to complement our growing downtown district. On January 15, 2019, the City Council entered into an agreement with the Sunflower Development Group for the development of high-quality residential units.
This project includes 208 units of market-rate apartments, approximately 3,000 square feet of retail space, and structured parking. Construction has begun on this project and is anticipated to be completed by the Spring of 2023.
Gallery Lofts
Once home to a White Castle restaurant, in 2001 the City acquired the property that sits behind the Tay's Burger Shack along Armour Road. In early 2021, the City Council authorized the sale of this property to Yarco Cos. Yarco plans to build a $10 million multifamily development — Gallery Lofts — with ground-floor gallery and artist studio space and 42 on-site surface parking stalls. Thirty-three of the 49 apartments will be set aside for affordable housing. Construction on this project has begun.
Wayfinding Signs
The first four new wayfinding signs were recently installed. These signs direct people to various destinations around town, including to public parking. The reverse side features “NKC.” The first four signs are located along Armour Road, in downtown; across from City Hall, near Richards Park; and near Macon Street. These signs were designed as part of the City’s gateway signage plan.
Welcome!

The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board recently named Victoria Ressler as Director of the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. Victoria joined the City of North Kansas City in 2000 as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the North Kansas City Community Center. In 2006, she was promoted to Facility Supervisor at the Community Center and was responsible for managing the welcome desk and rental and reservation activities, along with developing and executing a wide range of special events and activities. In 2014, she served as the Interim Director of the Community Center, during which time she developed and implemented retention processes, promoted membership, developed fundraising efforts, and participated in long-range planning and budgeting for the department. When operation of the Community Center transitioned to the YMCA in 2015, Victoria assumed the role of Administrative Assistant to the Director of Public Works and Liquor Control. During her time in that role, she completed a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and acquired hands-on experience in project management, along with valuable insight and understanding of the interdepartmental cooperation, collaboration and support provided to the Parks and Recreation Department. 

As Director of the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, Victoria is excited to return to a career field for which she is very passionate. She looks forward to reconnecting with the many familiar faces of NKC citizens, school district personnel and those in surrounding communities that she has had the privilege of serving over the course of her career at the City of North Kansas City. Victoria looks forward to fostering new relationships and partnerships, creating a welcoming environment, and serving the needs of the community. 
It's Coffee Time Again!
Friday, May 7th
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Aloft North Kansas City Lobby
1875 Diamond Parkway
Thursday, May 27, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 PM
Harrah's Ballroom
1 Riverboat Drive
Happy Anniversary to the following NKCBC Members ...

Thank you for your support!
Upcoming Events & Activities
NKCBC
Calendar of Events

May 5
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

May 7
May NKCBC First Friday Coffee
7:30 - 9 am
Aloft North Kansas City Lobby
1875 Diamond Parkway

May 12
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

May 19
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

May 26
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

May 27
NKCBC Monthly Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 PM
Harrah's Ballroom
1 Riverboat Drive


North Kansas City is host to a number of unique places to find great food and refreshments and creative fun with friends and family. Enjoy some tasty BBQ and a variety of flavorful brews, enjoy a bike ride, take in some art or make your own, stretch it out with some yoga or tackle a rock wall ... the list goes on and on. Click here to check it out and make plans now!
The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board is committed to providing the residents and business community of North Kansas City with the best possible environment for family recreation and leisure time enjoyment. Click on the links below to learn about all the recreation and leisure time activities available in North Kansas City!



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"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"

-- Albert Einstein
Paula Brooks | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue | paula@nkcbusinesscouncil.com