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...

Dream of Reconnecting Downtown to Crossroads with Park Over South Loop Costs Much Less

By Kevin Collison A longtime dream to reconnect downtown with the Crossroads by decking the 1960s era South Loop trench may be closer to reality...

New Plaza Preservation Battle, Developer Plans to Demolish Prominent Church for Apartments

(Editors's Note: Plans for this project were first posted online by Next Kansas City) By Kevin Collison A plan to demolish a prominent church in the Country Club...

Downtown Council Picks Hall Family for Annual Phil Kirk Award

The Hall family is being recognized by the Downtown Council for its commitment to downtown Kansas City through Hallmark Cards and Crown Center. The Hall...

UMKC to Seek Alternative Funding for Downtown Kansas City Conservatory; Gov. Greitens Vetoes...

Despite overwhelming support from the Missouri Legislature, Gov. Eric Greitens has vetoed state funding for the proposed $96 million Downtown UMKC Conservatory project. "Today, Governor...

Spokes Serving White Russians and Tacos to ‘Celebrate’ Trump’s Downtown Meltdown

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City is expected to be disrupted mightily by President Trump's visit to the national VFW Convention today, so the folks...

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...

Plan to Tame Crossroads Stretch of Oak Street with Diagonal Parking Delayed Until Spring

By Kevin Collison Oak Street through the Crossroads District of downtown sometimes can be a speedway, the worse incident perhaps occurring in late 2014 when...

Rightfully Sewn Finds New Home to ‘Move the Needle’ in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Rightfully Sewn, a nonprofit started in 2015 to teach women how to succeed as  seamstresses in the fashion industry, has found a...

Nation’s First Daycare for Kids with Immune Deficiencies Planned Near Union Hill

By Kevin Collison What's being described as the nation's first licensed day care center for children with weakened immune systems is planned for donated space...