Downtown Kansas City resident Cathy Bourne rarely uses her car.
When she needs groceries, she walks to Cosentino’s. When she wants wine, she rides the streetcar to Cellar Rat. And Bourne loves shopping for clothes and shoes at Halls in Crown Center.
But when it comes to stocking up on everyday essentials such as toilet paper, Bourne has to drive 15 minutes to Target in Mission.
“If there was a Target off the streetcar, I truly could go carless and all my money would be spent in Kansas City,” she says.
Downtown has a pharmacy, banks, dry cleaning, a movie theater, restaurants and coffee shops — but many residents say the area would be even more livable if it had a store that sold household products such as electronics, clothing, sporting goods and decor. Specifically, Target.
“Target is tops on the wish list I hear from downtown residents,” says Jared Campbell, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. His hope is that Target will consider adding a small-format store at the base of Three Light, a residential high-rise Cordish Co. is planning to build just west of Two Light Luxury Apartments in the Power & Light District.