“A powerful sense of community rippled through a midtown art studio Thursday night. It didn’t take long to realize that an urban rebirth was well under way — and on Troost Avenue of all places.

Yes, that longtime Kansas City symbol of racial division, blight and civic neglect is undergoing a transformation, and this gathering of neighborhood leaders and interested residents served as the onramp to a new era.

More than 100 people mingled in Cathryn Simmons and Lori Buntin’s Hoop Dog Studio, 3308 Troost Ave., at least in part to celebrate a grassroots collaboration in city planning and community building.

For many in the room, the energy was uplifting.”

Read the full article by Steve Paul of the The Kansas City Star here


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