FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2017
As part of the ongoing effort to revitalize and reinvigorate the Key Coalition Neighborhood, the City of Kansas City and neighborhood leaders are holding a community clean-up on Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. – noon.
The specific locations are:
- 2750 Olive St. for yard waste
- 2800 and 3314 Park Ave. for trash
- 2726 Wabash Ave. for waste tires
City and neighborhood leaders hope the clean-up inspires not only a renewed sense of pride in the area, but more commercial and residential development. They’ll also come prepared to offer updates on the Linwood development.
“There is a common thread shared by the city and neighborhood leadership,” said John A. Wood, director of the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department (NHSD). “We both have a vested interest in the future of the Key Coalition Neighborhood. Even with the new KCPD East Patrol headquarters and the Linwood Shopping Center redevelopment, there is still a lot of potential for residential and retail growth.”
Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning up illegal dumping sites, removing damaged trees from vacant properties and collecting trash. Wood said taking relatively small steps like these paves the way for larger scale development.
The Key Coalition Neighborhood runs from 27th to 35th Street north to south, Prospect to Woodland east to west.
For more information (media), contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala by email or at 816-513-3202 or 816-520-6646 (cell).