Retiring City Manager Troy Schulte Reflects on Downtown’s Revival and Future

(Editor's note: City Manager Troy Schulte announced this week he plans to retire in February after serving 10 years in the job. He was...

Quality Hill Glowing Again Thanks to Public-Private Partnership

By Kevin Collison The Quality Hill neighborhood finally has its old-fashioned street lamps in action again thanks to a partnership between the city and a...

In Memoriam: Erin Langhofer

Three young men, one with a loaded 9 mm handgun shoved in his sweatpants pocket, came to First Friday to “meet friends and hang...

North Loop Pedestrian Accident ‘Robs’ Downtown of Huge Advocate

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City lost one of its most enthusiastic champions when Jared Miller was struck and killed by a semi-truck late Saturday...

Keystone Innovation District Seeks to Transform East 18th Street Corridor

(Editor's note: Updated March 11. The Keystone Innovation District initiative has announced its Governing Board: Doug Girod, Chancellor, University of Kansas; Mauli Agrawal, Chancellor,...

Union Station Adding Soaring Sculpture to Downtown Skyline

Editor's Update: Union Station announced over the weekend the "Reflecting Motion" sculpture experienced significant damage during a freak thunderstorm with high winds last Wednesday...

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...