Legislature Approves $40M for Latest UMKC Hospital Hill Project

By Kevin Collison UMKC is pursuing an $100 million healthcare education building at Hospital Hill, the latest proposed investment in an area of greater downtown...

A (Shade) Tree Grows in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison The Crossroads Community Association wants to grow its way out of being downtown's hottest neighborhood--literally--by planting dozens of street trees to provide...

Keystone Initiative Lands First Home in East Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Keystone Community Corp. has landed its first space in the area where it wants to create a downtown innovation campus, sharing quarters...

Going Green Pays Off at Second + Delaware, Fully Leased After One Year

(Editor's note: This article originally appeared Sept. 20, 2021) By Kevin Collison The pioneering Second + Delaware development has cashed in by going green, leasing all...

Historic Jeserich Owner Plans to Demo Soon, No Future Plan for Now

(Editor's note, April 28: A landmark designation application has been filed by the Fourth District Council members, Katheryn Shields and Eric Bunch, for the...

After 50 Years at Truman, Royals and Chiefs Looking at Amicable Split

By Kevin Collison After a half century being a couple at the Truman Sports Complex, the Chiefs and Royals are leaning toward an amicable breakup,...

Plan to Cap Freeway Dividing Downtown Wins Strong Fed and Private Support

By Kevin Collison Federal elected officials joined Mayor Quinton Lucas Friday to say they're confident funding can be arranged to build a four-block park deck...

Development Agency Ignores City Hall, Rejects $62M River Market Apartment Plan

By Kevin Collison A $62 million River Market apartment project backed by City Hall had its incentive request rejected by the PIEA board Thursday, another...

City Manager Brian Platt Talks About Potential Railroad HQ Expansion, Police

By Kevin Collison City Manager Brian Platt continues his conversation with CityScene KC covering topics including a potential expansion by Kansas City Southern once...

City Manager Brian Platt Q & A: ‘Good Progress’ on Decking South Loop

By Kevin Collison City Manager Brian Platt has been on the job 16 months since coming here from Jersey City in December 2020. He recently sat...