Center for Neighborhoods Sets Grand Opening Event

Center designed to expand the capacity of neighborhood leaders and organizations

The Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Center for Neighborhoods with an open house at 10 a.m. Saturday April 23.

The Center will support community-based partnerships in urban planning that are the core mission of the AUP+D Department and a key component of UMKC’s urban mission.
The Center for Neighborhoods is located at 4747 Troost, Suite 222, Kansas City, MO.

The Center will help to expand the capacity of neighborhood leaders and organizations in the Kansas City, Missouri area. It is funded by the State of Missouri.

Guests expected to attend the event include State Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton, local neighborhood leaders and advocates. The event will include live music, food, and guided tours of the Center and Katz Hall (5005 Rockhill Road) – the home of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:25 a.m. followed by the guest speakers. The tours will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Center for Neighborhoods webpage at

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