Keystone Innovation District Concept Taking Shape, Big Civic Endeavor at 18th and Troost

By Kevin Collison The Keystone Innovation District proposal took its first concrete step recently when backers signed a predevelopment agreement for the planned site of...

Nordstrom Design Breaks Plaza Tradition, Wins Plan Commission Support

By Kevin Collison The Country Club Plaza could have a very contemporary, new west edge where Nichols Road meets Jefferson Street following the endorsement...

New Plaza Preservation Battle, Developer Plans to Demolish Prominent Church for Apartments

(Editors's Note: Plans for this project were first posted online by Next Kansas City) By Kevin Collison A plan to demolish a prominent church in the Country Club...

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...

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...

Crossroads Prep Opens Downtown in Historic Thayer Building

By Kevin Collison Six years after launching Crossroads Academy in downtown with 190 elementary students, Dean Johnson and his colleagues welcomed another 190 students, this...

Three Downtown Sites Pitched for UMKC Conservatory, Westport H.S. Also Candidate

By Kevin Collison At least three downtown locations are being pitched for the proposed UMKC Conservatory, including Barney Allis Plaza, according to Downtown Council officials,...

Downtown UMKC Arts Campus Idea Revived, Barney Allis Plaza in the Mix

By Kevin Collison The possibility of a UMKC arts campus in downtown Kansas City is being floated again and this time Barney Allis Plaza is...

Landmark Western Auto Sign to Dazzle Downtown Skyline Again

(Updated June 25) The landmark Western Auto sign is scheduled to light up the skyline again on again July 13, according to a release...