The Paseo

Marc LaVoie
June 07, 2019 - 7:27 am
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City city council approved adding a question to the fall election ballot that could switch the name of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard back to The Paseo. Signs with the new name have already been put up all along the historic The Paseo. The council voted in January...
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KMBZ News Staff
February 25, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Kansas City, MO - A street crew swapped out the first Paseo Boulevard street sign for a new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard sign Monday morning. Late January, the city council voted to rename the iconic boulevard to honor the late civil rights leader MLK, Jr. Until now, no street in Kansas...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
January 25, 2019 - 7:00 am
After months of debate the Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo. The landmark thoroughfare will become Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The vote was 8 to 4. The Paseo was not the first choice in honoring the slain civil rights leader. The new terminal at KCI Airport and 63rd Street...
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Marc LaVoie
October 25, 2018 - 6:51 am
Kansas City's Planning and Zoning Committee has signed off on a plan to rename The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The name change will not be cheap. The city may have to spend up to $50,000 just to produce and install new street signs. Rev. Scott Myers, pastor of Westport...
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Bill Grady
May 25, 2018 - 4:40 am
The proposal to rename the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King is facing strong opposition from people who do not believe it is enough. A campaign was launched in April with the backing of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver to rename The Paseo after Dr. King...
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Bill Grady
April 25, 2018 - 4:50 am
About 40 people attended the first public hearing of Kansas City's Martin Luther King advisory group. The panel was assembled after some people suggested it would be a good idea to rename The Paseo after the civil rights leader. The 19-mile iconic roadway in Kansas City was laid out in the early...
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Brinshore Development LLC
Jim Cunningham
October 25, 2017 - 5:50 am
Kansas City officials are celebrating a new development in the northeast that was once a magnet for squatters and crime. The Pendleton Flats apartment community near Independence Avenue and Prospect represents the second phase of what's called the Paseo Gateway revitalization effort. The complex...
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