Streetcar Riverfront Run Approved, Early 2024 Service

By Kevin Collison Streetcar service from Union Station to Berkley Riverfront Park is expected to be running by early 2024 following the unanimous approval by...

Katz Proposal Purrs Past Plan Commission

By Kevin Collison Some design tweaks to a proposed apartment development that also would restore the historic Katz Drug Store in Midtown helped the project...

Crossroads Community Association Celebrates 20 Years Creating a Neighborhood

By Kevin Collison When the Crossroads Community Association began 20 years ago, its sprawling 90-block turf of old, brick commercial buildings sandwiched between downtown and...

High Aspirations Wants Pavilion to Help More Black Youths During Covid

By Kevin Collison High Aspirations, a mentoring program for Black youths, wants to build a $1.5 million open pavilion by its existing facility at 803...

Barney Allis Plaza Looks to Washington to Fund $70M Overhaul

By Kevin Collison A plan to revive Barney Allis Plaza from crumbling civic embarrassment to a showcase for  the 2023 NFL Draft is moving ahead...

KC Symphony Moving to Webster House, New Movement for Old School

By Kevin Collison The historic Webster House at 17th and Wyandotte will be the new headquarters of the Kansas City Symphony, returning music and life...

Waddell’s New Owner Makes it Official, No Downtown HQ

By Kevin Collison Waddell & Reed and 900 employees won't be occupying the office tower designed for the firm at 14th and Baltimore after all,...

Finalists Named in Prestigious ULI East Village Design Competition, Ballpark in Mix

By Kevin Collison Four teams of graduate students from top universities throughout North America are finalists for a prestigious design competition that tasked contestants with...

MoDOT O’Neil Bridge Design Slammed as ‘Hunk of Concrete’

By Kevin Collison When it comes to the new design for replacing the downtown Buck O'Neil Bridge, mighty MoDOT has struck out, at least on...

New City Manager Talks About Police, Streetcar Development and Ballpark

Brian Platt, the new city manager, took questions from Midtown KC Now members last week via Zoom. The organization, formerly MainCor, runs a community...