USDA Agencies Landing Downtown, Second Big Office Win in a Week

Editor's note: The USDA has confirmed its relocating its agencies to 805 Pennsylvania The Port KC board unanimously approved establishing an AIM Zone at its...

Mayor Stays Close to City Hall with TIF Commission Nominees

In his first important round of appointments, Mayor Quinton Lucas has stayed close to City Hall in nominating members for the city's most high-profile...

Diane Burnette Leaves a Resurgent Main Street for Washington

By Kevin Collison Diane Burnette has one big regret leaving Midtown KC Now, formerly MainCor, for a new job with the Urban Land Institute in...

New Playground Opens at West Terrace Park

By Kevin Collison Downtown boosters like to say it's becoming a place where people can live, work and play, and last week a couple hundred...

Retiring City Manager Troy Schulte Reflects on Downtown’s Revival and Future

(Editor's note: City Manager Troy Schulte announced this week he plans to retire in February after serving 10 years in the job. He was...

Port KC Steams Ahead on Riverfront Projects, Charts New Boundaries

By Kevin Collison Reviving the riverfront and retreating from providing incentives in what was described as the "central business corridor" were major topics at the...

Troostapalooza Street Fair Celebrates Unity and Creativity on Troost

By Kevin Collison The second annual Troostapalooza, a street festival celebrating "makers" of all kinds and encouraging community spirit along Kansas City's historic racial divide,...

‘Lest We Forget’ Holocaust Exhibit Now at World War I Museum

By Kevin Collison "Lest We Forget," a traveling Holocaust exhibition that opened in Germany in 2015,has arrived at the National World War I Museum and...

Historic Board of Ed Building Sold to Copaken Brooks, Demolition Likely

By Kevin Collison The former Board of Education building at 1211 McGee has been sold by the school district to downtown real estate powerhouse...

Académie Lafayette Opening IB High School at Armour Campus Next Fall

By Kevin Collison Académie Lafayette is opening an International Baccalaureate high school at 201 E. Armour in Midtown, accomplishing a goal the French-immersion charter school...