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...

Ripple Glass Celebrates with Street Art Recycling Containers

Nine years after providing environmentally conscientious residents the opportunity to recycle their glass, Ripple Glass is jazzing up their big collection bins with street...

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,...

State Historic Tax Credit Program Threatened, Major Downtown Redevelopment Tool

GUEST COMMENTARY By Elizabeth Rosin In 1998, Missouri enacted a state historic tax credit (HTC) to help property owners rehabilitate historic buildings. The impact of that legislation...

Mayor James Defends Missouri Historic Tax Credit Program, Says Jeff City: “Doesn’t Like Cities”

Mayor Sly James used the grand opening of the East 9 at Pickwick Plaza redevelopment last week to champion the endangered state historic tax...

River Market Rallies Against Deportation of Blue Line Manager

By Kim Mueller Patrons poured out of The Blue Line Hockey Bar in the River Market and marched Monday in support of bar manager Leticia...

New Study: Downtown Prime Beneficiary of City Incentive Programs

By Kevin Collison A long-awaited report on how economic development tax incentives are used in Kansas City found the greater downtown area was the primary...

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...

Streetcar-Linked Affordable Housing Incentive Plan On Track for City Hall

By Kevin Collison A proactive approach to encourage making affordable housing part of the redevelopment boom anticipated along the planned streetcar extension route is on...

Grand Boulevard Finally Gets New Stripes, but Bicyclists Believe Much More Needed

By Kevin Collison Several years after it was proposed, Grand Boulevard is finally going on a "road diet" promised to bicyclists who now hope it's...