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Growth and Development of Kansas City

Kansas City's suburban development began with a streetcar system in the early decades of the 20th century. The city's first suburbs were in the neighborhoods of Pendleton Heights and Quality Hill. After World War II, many relatively affluent residents left for suburbs in Johnson County, Kansas, and eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Many also went north of the Missouri River, where Kansas City had incorporated areas between the 1940s and 1970s. Kansas City, MO information can be seen at this link.

Kansas City Infrastructure and Development

The Kansas City Municipality has injected over $6 billion in improvements and renovations pf the done town area of the Missouri side. The goal is to make the city attractive enough to bring in revenue that comes from conventions and tourism. Among the concluded projects include the redevelopment and renovation of the Power and Light Districts into a retail and entertainment district and the Sprint Centre. The Sprint Center is an 18,500-seat arena funded by a tax ballot in 2004. The tax was on car rentals and hotel bookings. The stadium was designed in such a way that it can accommodate potential NBA or NHL games. The arena replaces the Kemper Arena, which was highly neglected, thus falling into a state of disrepair. It was later sold over to private developers. Other iconic infrastructures in Kansas City include the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, which was open in 2011. The center offers a new and modern home to the Kansas City Orchestra and ballet. Discover facts about Kansas City Geography and Architecture.

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