(AP) – Kansas City leaders called Thursday for $27.6 million in public funds to help complete revitalization of the historic 18th and Vine jazz district.
The city already has spent more than $70 million on the area over the past 25 years. Before falling into disrepair, the area east of downtown became world famous for the hard-swinging, blues-like jazz style played in its clubs.
But Schulte said that for too long, the city has helped the district in a piecemeal way. This time, he urged the city to “do it right and declare victory once and for all at 18th and Vine.”