160 Attend First-Ever Explore. Experience East of Troost Tour

On Saturday, April 22, the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) partnered with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and 10 neighborhood organizations within the UNI geographic footprint to host the first-ever Explore. Experience East of Troost neighborhood tour. Five buses and more than 160 potential investors and community members took part in the tour, which provided an excellent first-hand look at what the UNI communities have to offer.

Below are some of the landmark highlights covered in the tour (listed by neighborhood).

Wendell Phillips
• Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
• Monarch Plaza
• Lincoln High School (Lincoln College Preparatory Academy)
• Vine Art Studio
• Castle and the Work House
• Buck O’Neal Education Center
• Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Center site
• Attucks School
• 18th & Vine Jazz District

Beacon Hill
• Historic Colonnade Apartments
• Residences on West Paseo
• Porter Slave Plantation site
• KCPS Administrative Offices
• Maker’s Row
• La Quinta Hotel site
• UMKC student housing

Center City
• Operation Breakthrough and Reconciliation Services
• Legacy Crossing site
• Hoop Dog Studios
• Roadside Rain Garden
• Victorious Life Church (former Beth Shalom Synagogue)
• Lee A. Tolbert Charter School

Squier Park
• Squier Park Townhomes
• Former Faxon School
• Squier Manor site

Manheim Park
• Busiest Metro Stop in Kansas City
• YMCA Child Care Center
• Grandmother’s Mural
• Urban Café
• 4136 Tracy Six-Plex
• Bancroft School Apartments
• Westside Housing homes
• UNI Demonstration Block
• UMKC Center for Neighborhoods
• Cleaver II Boulevard Shops
• Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Troostwood
• Troostwood Commons
• Stowers Institute
• Kauffman Foundation
• Scholars Row
• Rock Row

Blue Hills
• Former carriage house for Little Sisters of the Poor
• Blue Hills Neighborhood office
• Frances Willard School
• Blue Hills Community Services
• Brush Creek

Ivanhoe
• Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th Street
• Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
• Garfield UNI Demonstration Block
• Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center
• Richardson Early Learning Center
• Linwood Shopping Center
• Arvest Bank Building
• Bluford Library

Boston Heights/Mount Hope
• M&M Bakery
• Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
• Troost Lake
• Troost Park
• Woodland fruit trees

Key Coalition
• Nile Aquaponics
• Morningstar Church
• Kansas City Police East Patrol Division
• Bernard Powell Memorial
• Spring Valley Park