Loews Now Majority Owner of Planned Downtown Convention Hotel, Preliminary Construction Expected to Begin...

By Kevin Collison New York-based hotel giant Loews has increased its investment stake to become majority owner of the planned 800-room downtown convention hotel and...

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...

New VisitKC Exec Anticipates Filling a ‘Saturated’ Downtown Hotel Market

By Kevin Collison The first time Jason Fulvi visited Kansas City 13 years ago, he flew back to Pittsburgh convinced there was no need to...

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...

Civic Leader Warren Erdman Speaks Out on UMKC Downtown Conservatory Funding Veto: ‘I Played...

By Kevin Collison Warren Erdman, the leader of the local effort to obtain state money for the proposed UMKC Downtown Conservatory, warned today that any...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Plans Nine-Story Research Tower on Hospital Hill

By Kevin Collison Children's Mercy Hospital is planning a nine-story research tower at its Hospital Hill campus, continuing a boom of healthcare-related construction in that...

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...

Mayor Hosting Rock the Block Celebration Saturday at Washington Square Park

The sixth annual "Sly's Rock the Block" celebration, a free, family-oriented event, will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington...

Data Tells Real Downtown Housing Story

GUEST COMMENTARY By Bill Dietrich Maintaining existing affordable housing stock and increasing that inventory are critical for the sustainability and continued growth of greater Downtown...