New YMCA Coming Downtown After 37-Year Absence, Work Starts Friday

By Kevin Collison A new downtown YMCA, a huge civic endeavor in the making for seven years, is scheduled to kickoff construction Friday in the...

Historic Board of Education Building Listed as ‘Place in Peril’ by State Preservation Group

By Kevin Collison The former Board of Education building at 1211 McGee, slated for demolition under a now-withdrawn Drury Hotel proposal, has been listed as...

End of River Market Era, Pioneering Developer Dana Gibson Sells Holdings

By Kevin Collison Dana Gibson, who along with Mel Mallin began developing residential projects in the River Market in 1984, has sold his holdings, the...

Spectacular Liberty Memorial Poppy Display to Honor Centennial of World War I Armistice

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row..." "In Flanders Fields," written by Lt. Col. John McCrae in 1915 to honor a fallen...

Hy-Vee Arena Opens, Bringing New Bounce to Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The Hy-Vee Arena formally opened last week in the West Bottoms at a ceremony where developer Steve Foutch was saluted for his...

Better Block KC Tames Oak Street in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison A stretch of Oak Street in the Crossroads will be a lot chiller through Oct. 27 thanks to Better Block KC, a...

Ultra-Luxury $63 Million Hotel Proposed Near Kauffman Center

(Editor's note: The Denver architect of the proposed Bravo! Hotel has merged his firm with CannonDesign. New renderings of the project have been added...

UMKC Rejects Downtown Options for Conservatory

(Editor's note: Updated with reaction from the Downtown Council and City Manager Troy Schulte) By Kevin Collison The seven-year quest by civic leaders to bring the UMKC...

Nation’s First Daycare for Kids with Immune Deficiencies Planned Near Union Hill

By Kevin Collison What's being described as the nation's first licensed day care center for children with weakened immune systems is planned for donated space...

The Poop on Downtown Dog Owners

By Kim Mueller Combining dog poop and beer seemed like a great idea to Jena Newman who convinced a dozen volunteers to spend their Sunday...