Kansas City's West Bottoms: The Neighborhood We're Always Rediscovering | KCUR

Kansas City's West Bottoms: The Neighborhood We're Always Rediscovering

Mar 17, 2015

The West Bottoms and its alleys have a real sense of place, says developer Adam Jones.
Credit Brian Hillegas / Flickr

There's talk of a West Bottoms revitalization. But the truth is, every fifteen years or so, the industrial stockyards district experiences a new kind of renaissance. In the 80s and 90s, it was an underground arts thing. Now, it's food, festivals and antiques. Meanwhile, industry and architecture have maintained a quiet presence all along. From art to antiques, can revivals of the recent past inform the future of the district?

Guests:

  • Davin Watne, artist, founder of the former Dirt Gallery
  • Adam Jones, Summit Capital Management, owner/manager of the Hobbs Building
  • Jeremy Ragonese, director of marketing, Boulevard Brewing Company