Parks Department Opens One-Acre Dog Park on Downtown’s East Side

By Kevin Collison The KC Parks and Recreation Department has opened another dog park in the downtown area, this one a one-acre tract where...

Long-Term Economic Impact of KC Current Stadium Estimated at $1.24B

By Kevin Collison The planned KC Current women's soccer stadium on the riverfront is anticipated to generate a $48.8 million annual economic impact to the...

KC Streetcar Extension Reshapes Midtown Real Estate Market

By Annie Jennemann Flatland The KC Streetcar extension along Main Street isn’t just about moving people – it’s about creating a new framework for development in...

Protected Bike Lane First Step to Fulfill ‘Making Grand Grand’ Vision

By Kevin Collison The City Council has approved funding to plan a protected bike lane on Grand Boulevard between the South Loop and Crown Center,...

Blue KC Buys 5-Acre Lot From Union Station, ‘Flexibility’ for HQ Decision

By Kevin Collison Blue KC has purchased a five-acre parking lot owned by Union Station adjoining its offices on Main street, a move that will...

RiverFest Combining Fireworks with World War I Museum, Ending Riverfront Event

KC RiverFest is ending its annual Fourth of Day fireworks celebration at Berkley Park and combining its pyrotechnics with the National World War I...

Commission Backs Landmark Protection for Buildings at 31st and Main

By Kevin Collison A unanimous recommendation last week that several endangered buildings at 31st and Main be declared local landmarks has City Councilwoman Katheryn...

Cathedral Revises Capital Campaign, Seeks New Site for Homeless Ministry

By Kevin Collison The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has revamped its $14 million capital campaign, dropping plans for a new space for its homeless...

Mark Twain Tower, Major Preservation Project, Opens to Residents in August

By Kevin Collison The 23-story Mark Twain Tower, one of downtown's biggest historic preservation projects, is scheduled to begin accepting residents in August following a...

North Loop Among ‘Freeways without Futures’ in New National Report

(Editor's note: This article originally appeared in CityScene KC June 2, 2021) By Kevin Collison The downtown North Loop is among 15 freeways throughout the country...