Downtown Central Library Hosts National Poet Laureate

Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate of the United States, will discuss her life and poetry, and read from her works at the Downtown...

Historic Board of Education Building Listed as ‘Place in Peril’ by State Preservation Group

By Kevin Collison The former Board of Education building at 1211 McGee, slated for demolition under a now-withdrawn Drury Hotel proposal, has been listed as...

Troost Developers Deserve Support, Not Criticism

GUEST COMMENTARY By John Hoffman, principal and co-founder of UC-B Properties The recent editorial in The Kansas City Star entitled "Stop the Denverization of Kansas City....

Sprint Center Celebrates 10 Years as Downtown Anchor, Result of Bold Mayoral Push with...

By Kevin Collison It was a huge gamble when it was first proposed, but 10 years later, the Sprint Center has yielded an equally huge...

Former Mayor Kay Barnes, Downtown Champion, Honored for Legacy

By Kevin Collison Former Mayor Kay Barnes now has the Convention Center Grand Ballroom named after her, but her lasting legacy was on display beyond...

Developer May Shift Affordable Apartment Project Threatened by State Tax Credit Cut to East...

By Kevin Collison Developer Kelley Hrabe is scrambling to salvage his plan to build 400 affordable apartments downtown following a sudden shift in state policy...

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...

Visit KC Chooses New Leader at Pivotal Time for Downtown Convention Industry

With Kansas City's convention infrastructure poised to be its most competitive since the 1976 Republican National Convention, Visit KC has picked a top hospitality...

Historic Kansas City Star Building Sold, to be Redeveloped as Office Project for 1,200...

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City Star’s historic headquarters building at 1729 Grand Blvd. has been sold to a local developer who wants to redevelop...

Well-Known Westport Merchants Opposing Streetcar Expansion Plan

By Kevin Collison Several prominent Westport merchants have come out against the proposed streetcar extension from downtown to UMKC, apparently believing it won't deliver enough...