Sit down with the Northeast Newscast with Michael bushnell and Lykins Neighborhood Association Vice President Diana Graham. The Lykins Neighborhood is transforming with improved housing and accessible green spaces in Lykins Square Park and the 9th & Van Brunt soccer facility, enhancing residents’ quality of life. Diverse, with nearly 20 languages spoken at Whittier Elementary, the area is bordered by Independence Avenue, the Kansas City Terminal Railroad, and Benton Boulevard. The Lykins Resource Center at 715 Jackson Avenue offers resources for homeowners, renters, immigration issues, technology, and various classes. Redevelopment includes affordable housing and new townhomes. For more information on the Lykins neighborhood and how you can get involved, stop by the Resource Center during business hours or visit the neighborhood’s website at