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...

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 &...

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...

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...

Historic Kansas City Star Building Sold, to be Redeveloped as Office Project for 1,200...

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City Star’s historic headquarters building at 1729 Grand Blvd. has been sold to a local developer who wants to redevelop...

Downtown Council Office Summit Offers Overview of Potential Projects

By Kevin Collison Call it a SimCity for grownups. Last week's Downtown Council office summit not only provided expert opinion on where the downtown Kansas City...

State Task Force Proposes Major Cuts and Restrictions to Historic Tax Credit Program

By Kevin Collison A task force established by Gov. Greitens to examine state tax credit policy has returned with recommendations that preservationists say would substantially...

New Renderings of Planned Convention Hotel Show Transformation of Current Downtown Dead Zone

By Kevin Collison Developer Mike Burke recently showed off the latest renderings of the planned 800-room Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, a project that...

Summit to Examine Missing Ingredient in Downtown Kansas City’s Revival: Private Sector Jobs

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City has experienced a strong rebound over the past 15 years with thousands of new residents and scores more...

Civic Leader Warren Erdman Speaks Out on UMKC Downtown Conservatory Funding Veto: ‘I Played...

By Kevin Collison Warren Erdman, the leader of the local effort to obtain state money for the proposed UMKC Downtown Conservatory, warned today that any...