So much to do and see on Sunday, April 3rd in Pendleton Heights- where to begin?!
First off, The Little Free Library in the PH Community Garden is officially opening with a ribbon cutting this coming Sunday, and we couldn't be more excited about it! After the ribbon cutting, stroll north on Brooklyn to to check out what's happening in the PH Pocket Park (visitors! PH t-shirts and totes for sale!), then hang a right on Lexington to drop by Art Garden Kansas City's spring/summer kick off. We hope to see you there!
PH Community Garden: 2125 Minnie St.
PH Pocket Park: 2119 Lexington Ave.
Art Garden Kansas City: corner of Lexington Ave @Ord St.
The Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) invites you to join them for our Kessler Park Water Reservoir vision study Public Meeting at the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 5th from 5:30-7pm. The KCDC is a non-profit, academic, urban design studio focused on promoting design excellence in the KC area; the goal of this project is to create a community centered design vision study for the repurposing of the abandoned water reservoir into a multifunctional public space. The purpose of this public meeting is to garner feedback from PH residents and the greater Historic Northeast community on design detail and programming options for the reservoir. This is the last of the series of public meetings before the final project presentation in May.
This project is being conducted in partnership with the Pendleton Heights neighborhood and KCMO Parks & Recreation and follows up on a 2014-15 study that the KCDC completed. The original study focused on Kessler Park and then naturally honed in on the possibility of repurposing the reservoir in a modern, meaningful way. The current vision study will be completed in May 2022 and we- KCDC and PH- hope that it will provide a guide for potential public realm improvements of the reservoir, transforming it into an amenity for the surrounding neighborhoods.
For those that cannot attend in person, there is an option to view the presentation and provide feedback online. More details about the meeting can be found here: https://www.kcdesigncenter.org/events/waterreservoirpublicmeeting3
Dear PH Valentines,
As of February 7th, Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association members will begin receiving a discount on most all of the items available at our web store. Why? Because you are loved and you deserve it! Quite honestly, outside of our marvelous Victorian era housing stock, pretty much everything great about the PH of today could never have come about without your generosity and outside-of-the-box brilliant ideas. From the PH Community Garden, our orchard, the flowers and fairy lights in our alleys, to the inception of Art Garden Kansas City, that's all you. So thank you, wonderful you, for your continued support as a member of PHNA.
Not every resident of PH is a member of the neighborhood association, but it certainly seems as though most all of us have somehow contributed to the betterment of our enclave. Oh, yeah, we’ve seen you out there mowing your elderly neighbor’s yard in the summer. We saw you with your snow blower well beyond your own block just last week, and with no reason other than to shine some comfort your neighbor’s way. Look at you, a true example of what loving your neighbor really looks like. Thank you so much for that, and for the good no one ever caught you doing (yet). That goes for all of you, PHNA member or not.
In an ideal world we’d reserve more than one day each year to celebrate those who matter most to us, and to show them in some small way that they’re seen and loved. With that in mind, we’ll be striving throughout February at phkc.org to make it Valentine’s Month.
Between now and February 28th our best selling t-shirt will be available for sale to all friends and neighbors at the PHNA membership price. We may even simply toss one your way because you were caught doing something really great for another neighbor. Why? Same answer as before: you are loved and you deserve it!
To report on a neighbor committing an act of benevolence: email the name of the perpetrator, a brief description of said act, the date it occurred, and any other pertinent details to Board@phkc.org
PH Members & Stakeholders,
The PH 2021 Board would like to thank all the candidates who participated in this year's PH Board elections. There were 5 opening and 6 candidates. The 5 candidates that received the most votes tonight are:
Please join me in congratulating the new members of the board, and in thanking everyone who ran this year.
Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association Stakeholders,
To better align with the current PHNA Association bylaws, the Association is updating the 2022 Board Election process as follows, effective immediately:
Please read this carefully if you want to participate in the election as a member voting, or a candidate.
To be eligible to participate in the Election persons must:
We apologize for the late notice of this message. Please visit to www.phkc.org today to renew your membership, or sign up if you want to vote in the 2022 Association Board Elections.
Recommended next steps for interested candidates and voters:
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Ten of the Hottest Neighborhoods in Kansas City
Boundaries: Kessler Park [N]; Interstate 29 [W]; Chestnut Trafficway [E]; Independence Ave. [S]
"Given how much the Kansas City metro has grown in the last century, it’s funny to think of Pendleton Heights—part of the historic Northeast and less than five minutes from downtown Kansas City—as a suburb.
Yet that’s exactly what it was—Kansas City’s first suburb. An astounding collection of residential architecture awaits in this charming neighborhood, ranging from Queen Anne, Craftsman, Shingle and Folk Victorian. The jaw-dropping array of stately homes (said to be Kansas City’s largest collection of true Victorian homes) was just one of many reasons that This Old House selected Pendleton Heights in 2013 as one of its Best Old House neighborhoods.
If you haven’t yet visited Pendleton Heights, it’s hard to narrow down what you should see first. A stroll along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway is a natural starting point so that you can meander through the lush surroundings of Kessler Park, named for George Kessler, the creator of the city’s park and boulevard system.
With Kessler Park, Maple Park, and Lafayette Garden as part of the neighborhood, Pendleton Heights enjoys another local distinction: one of the largest percentages of green space in Kansas City.
“We love Pendleton Heights because of the sense of community and the make-it-better/can-do attitude of our neighbors,” says the Lee family, as quoted by the Pendleton Heights Kansas City Neighborhood Association. “We love PH because of its close proximity to downtown, along with the racial and ethnic diversity. We have a wonderful park system and a surprising mix of wildlife for being an urban area.”
It’s not always easy to live in a historic neighborhood, as homes typically require more TLC and upkeep than new construction. Yet maybe that’s one of the factors that’s made Pendleton Heights such a vibrant, close-knit community.
Aside from carefully restoring the neighborhood’s stately homes, many residents have worked together to introduce beloved annual events like the Holiday Homes Tour and pop-up art markets that draw people from all over Kansas City. And when the temperatures warm, you can likely find residents immersed in the community orchard and garden. It’s not an overstep to say Pendleton Heights is a little slice of paradise!
Must-visit: Elvira’s Cakes for churros, pan dulce, tres leches and more. 3838 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Missouri"
Read Full Article: https://www.inkansascity.com/home-design/neighborhoods/ten-of-the-hottest-neighborhoods-in-kansas-city/
The Aldi on Paseo (721 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64106) will be closed from March 7th - April 20th for renovations.
"The new Fresh Market, or Mercado Fresco, located in the old Snyder’s Supermarket space at 2620 Independence Blvd opens on 2/10/2021."