The Green Impact Zone, an effort to redevelop a 150-block swath of Kansas City's urban core, could be forced to halt its work after three years now that funding for the initiative is running out. The effort directed all of the capital-improvement money the city received from federal stimulus programs to five adjacent neighborhoods, seeking to make a bigger impact that way than by spreading it out citywide. Some say the effort paid off, while others say community development work must continue.

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