Kansas City Architects Toast New Boulevard Brewery Visitor Center at Award Ceremony

By Kevin Collison Nothing like a great place to sample beer and buy Boulevard swag to win a popularity contest with local architects. The new...

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...

Endangered Wheatley-Provident Hospital Saved; Historic Black Institution Being Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The long-vacant Wheatley-Provident Hospital, an important landmark in the Kansas City African-American community, has been purchased by a development group with plans...

New Renderings of Planned Convention Hotel Show Transformation of Current Downtown Dead Zone

By Kevin Collison Developer Mike Burke recently showed off the latest renderings of the planned 800-room Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, a project that...

Sale of Historic Kansas City Star Building Completed, New Owner Weighing Options for Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison The sale of The Kansas City Star building was completed last week although the new owner has no immediate plans to redevelop...

Hy-Vee Arena Opens, Bringing New Bounce to Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The Hy-Vee Arena formally opened last week in the West Bottoms at a ceremony where developer Steve Foutch was saluted for his...

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...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Launches Construction of Nine-Story Research Building

Construction has begun on a nine-story research building at the Children's Mercy Hospital downtown campus following record donations totaling $150 million from the Hall Family Foundation...

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...

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...