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...

Federal Agency Concerns Over Homeless Situation at Ilus Davis Park has KC Downtown Council...

By Kevin Collison Ilus W. Davis Park, the centerpiece of the downtown Kansas City Civic District, has become a regular sleepover spot for homeless people,...

Downtown YMCA Project Wins Key State Funding Needed to Complete Fundraising

By Kevin Collison After a 36 year absence, a full-service YMCA is returning to downtown Kansas City following approval Tuesday of state tax credits needed...

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...

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...

Mayoral Candidate Jolie Justus Discusses Her Downtown Vision

(Editor's note. Both mayoral candidates were invited by CityScene KC to write about their vision for greater downtown. Election Day is Tuesday, June 18) By...

City Teaming with KCP&L to Provide Free On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown

Three new on-street charging stations for electric vehicles are coming online in downtown, an expansion of a program sponsored by Kansas City Power &...

‘Beyond the Loop’ Seeks to Relieve Downtown Freeway Damage

By Kevin Collison Beyond the Loop, a downtown planning strategy for the future of the North Loop freeway, Buck O'Neil Bridge and Independence Avenue, is...