UMKC Proposing Student Housing, Retail by Planned Streetcar Terminus

(Editor's note: CityScene is taking some time off for a vacation, this article originally appeared on June 30.) By Kevin Collison A new UMKC master plan...

Downtown Living Gets High Marks from People in Survey, Less So Dogs

(Editor's Note: This article originally was published May 7, 2021) By Kevin Collison It still may be a challenging place to shop or bike ride, but...

Steamboat Arabia Skipper Talks About Shoving Off to St. Charles

By Kevin Collison David Hawley, the owner of the Steamboat Arabia Museum, says St. Charles officials are wondering why Kansas City is allowing them to...

Mending Our Broken Heart: Diversions Needed for Downtown to Thrive (Part 2)

"Downtown KC: Mending Our Broken Heart," was a groundbreaking series originally published by The Kansas City Star 20 years ago this month. It was...

Downtown Treat: Free Scoop of Ice Cream to Serve a Good Cause

Here's a sweet downtown challenge. Denali Flavors will donate $10,000 to the Salvation Army of Kansas City if it can attract enough ice cream lovers...

Historic Kansas City Honors Pickwick Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison The newly-renovated East 9 at Pickwick Plaza apartment project was honored with two top awards from Historic Kansas City Wednesday, the city's...

Trump Protesters Take to Downtown Streets

By Kim Mueller Before President Trump’s plane even touched down in Kansas City, Tim Kelly of Raytown sat waiting at 8 a.m. for the streetcar...

Loews Exec Calls for Decking South Loop at Downtown Council Event

By Kevin Collison Loews Hotel Chairman Jonathan Tisch strongly backed an ambitious plan to deck part of the South Loop where it slices through downtown...

Mayor Quinton Lucas Lays Out Goals

Editor's note: This guest commentary appeared originally in The Kansas City Star, it is reposted with the permission of the author. By Mayor Quinton...

Mayor Announces Panel to Study Local Police Control, Gun Violence

(Editor's note, updated May 13. Mayor Quinton Lucas has announced his appointments to the study group on police local control and gun violence established...