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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mayor James Slams GOP Tax Proposals as ‘Crippling’ to City Redevelopment Including Downtown

Mayor James came out swinging today against Republican tax reform proposals being considered in Washington, saying they would "cripple" vital city redevelopment and infrastructure...

Nordstrom Design Breaks Plaza Tradition, Wins Plan Commission Support

By Kevin Collison The Country Club Plaza could have a very contemporary, new west edge where Nichols Road meets Jefferson Street following the endorsement...

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...

City Manager Praises Downtown Development Ripple Effect, Says Potential Ballpark Cost Now $800M

By Kevin Collison City Manager Troy Schulte was unapologetic about reinvestment along Troost and the city's support for luxury downtown residential projects during a wide-ranging...

Plan Calls for Historic Kansas City Star Building to be Sold and Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The owner of the Kansas City Star has a tentative agreement to sell the newspaper’s headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd., a downtown...