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...

J. Rieger Pursuing Ambitious ‘Electric Park’ Project in East Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The co-founder of Jacob Rieger & Co. distillery is pursuing a visionary concept to renovate the historic Heim Brewery Building in the...

ULI Panel Offers Bold Concepts to Energize Barney Allis Plaza

By Kevin Collison Barney Allis Plaza, a dreary downtown centerpiece, could be lowered to street level and transformed into a large event lawn flanked by...

Dream of Reconnecting Downtown to Crossroads with Park Over South Loop Costs Much Less

By Kevin Collison A longtime dream to reconnect downtown with the Crossroads by decking the 1960s era South Loop trench may be closer to reality...

Crossroads Academy Finds Downtown Home for 600-Student Prep School

By Kevin Collison The Crossroads Academy has found a permanent home for its long-awaited downtown high school, the historic Thayer Building at 816 Broadway. Acquiring the...