From MainCor's Website The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor) is the champion and leading community partner of Kansas City's Main Street Corridor working to support commercial, mixed use and residential progress and effective and responsible community, economic and aesthetic development that create and encourage the renewal and vitality of Midtown.
If they are basing it off of this then they have done absolutely nothing
As for the major drug exchange, it may have just moved areas within Midtown. I could see the area by the Plasma Center as being a major trade area.
I mean this was just on the news last week and they complained about dirty used needles near 36th/Central - http://fox4kc.com/2017/12/08/metro-man- ... lic-areas/