Three Downtown Sites Pitched for UMKC Conservatory, Westport H.S. Also Candidate

By Kevin Collison At least three downtown locations are being pitched for the proposed UMKC Conservatory, including Barney Allis Plaza, according to Downtown Council officials,...

Scientologists Proclaim Downtown Arrival, Welcome ‘Xenu Light?’

By Kevin Collison For more than a year, the Church of Scientology has been quietly renovating the historic City Bank Building at 1801 Grand into...

Sale of The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion for Fraction of 2006 Cost Reflects...

By Kevin Collison When it opened in 2006, The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion was hailed as a major contribution to the revitalization of downtown...

Repair Project to Liberty Memorial Hillside Closing Part of Main Street

By Kim Mueller The crumbling Liberty Memorial hillside along Main Street and across from Crown Center will be neatly tucked behind a new wall as...

Downtown Retail Survivor Bob Jones Shoes ‘Retiring’ After Almost 60 Years

By Kevin Collison The irony of Bob Jones Shoes making it through the tough times only to close now that downtown Kansas City is back...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown: Councilman Scott Wagner

Editor's note: Kansas City voters are preparing to elect a new mayor to replace Mayor Sly James, who has reached the end of his...

City Takes Another Swing at Eventually Wooing Royals Downtown

By Kevin Collison Downtown baseball is back in the game with the city joining the Downtown Council and developer Jon Copaken in funding a $120,000...

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...

New YMCA Coming Downtown After 37-Year Absence, Work Starts Friday

By Kevin Collison A new downtown YMCA, a huge civic endeavor in the making for seven years, is scheduled to kickoff construction Friday in the...

Union Station Adding Soaring Sculpture to Downtown Skyline

By Kevin Collison Union Station is adding a shape-shifting display of magic to the downtown skyline this summer with a huge floating sculpture described as...