Planning for Greenline Downtown Recreational Trail Makes Progress

By Kevin Collison The proposed Greenline recreational trail loop around downtown has received significant funding to help plan its eastern and southern legs, and advocates...

Prospects ‘Bleak’ for Converting Old Buck O’Neil Bridge to Park

By Kevin Collison The prospect of the old Buck O'Neil Bridge being converted to a linear park is "bleak" according to a feasibility study that...

South Loop Link Backers Seek $60M ‘Mega-Grant’ From Feds

By Kevin Collison Backers of the plan to deck the South Loop freeway with a four-block park are making a big ask from Washington, seeking...

Catholic Diocese Serves Controversy with Plan to Move Homeless Breakfast Program

By Kevin Collison A storm is brewing over the Catholic Diocese's desire to relocate its breakfast ministry for the homeless to its Chancery building in...

Port KC Sticks with Familiar Firm to Continue South Loop Link Planning

By Kevin Collison Port KC is sticking with a familiar firm to continue planning the proposed South Loop Link, choosing HNTB to conduct the environmental...

Opinion: Twenty Years Later, Our Downtown Heart is Healthier to Live and Play, More...

By Kevin Collison Twenty years after The Star published its groundbreaking "Mending Our Broken Heart" series, downtown is back in the game, but needs more...

Fundraising for Hospital Hill Project Gets $30M Boost from Sunderland Foundation

A planned new teaching facility for UMKC medical and dental students on Hospital Hill has taken a big stride forward with a $30 million...

Mending Our Broken Heart: Can We Fix It? Downtown Needs Triad of Support for...

"Downtown KC: Mending Our Broken Heart," was a groundbreaking series originally published by The Kansas City Star 20 years ago this month. It was...

KCUR Public Radio Plans New Facility at 53rd and Troost

By Kevin Collison KCUR 89.3 has a clear signal from the Missouri Board of Curators to pursue building a new facility for the public radio...

Nelson-Atkins and Negro League Museums Get Brews of Their Own

Downtown brewers have rolled out a couple of special edition beers to help raise money for two major cultural institutions, the Negro League Baseball...