Design for New Downtown YMCA Would Keep Lyric Facade

By Kevin Collison Backers of a planned Downtown YMCA that would incorporate the facade of the historic Lyric Theater as part of the $30 million...

New Power & Light District Mural a Sky-High Tribute to Kansas City’s African-American Cultural...

By Kevin Collison Alexander Austin has worked on some big canvasses as one of the city's preeminent street muralists, but the new assignment he's executing...

CID Renewed, ‘Bumble Bees’ Remain Downtown’s Ambassadors Through 2034

By Kevin Collison Those downtown "bumble bees" you see daily cleaning, tending landscaping and helping you feel safe will be buzzing for another 15 years...

City Survey Reveals Rising Worries About Affordable Housing

By Kevin Collison The number of Kansas City residents concerned about the availability of affordable housing rose slightly last year, according to new city data,...

Summit to Examine Missing Ingredient in Downtown Kansas City’s Revival: Private Sector Jobs

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City has experienced a strong rebound over the past 15 years with thousands of new residents and scores more...

Downtown Council Celebrates with Urban Heroes and Slow Jam

By Kevin Collison The resurgence of downtown Kansas City, from its dark days 20 years ago to a vibrant place that was "Amazon's loss," was...

Police Seeking More Eyes for WatchKC Crime Program

By Kim Mueller Kansas City police are asking downtown businesses and residences with surveillance systems to participate in a voluntary, crime-fighting initiative called WatchKC. “If your...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown at Neighborhood Forum

By Kevin Collison If there's one thing voters learned this week at a mayoral candidate forum sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Councilman Quinton Lucas...

Huge Global Audience Views Dramatic Time-Lapse Video of Downtown Kansas City During Eclipse

By Kevin Collison What started as a brainstorming session at the World War I National Museum and Memorial has been seen by almost 1.3 million...

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...