Downtown’s Revival Fueled by Youthful Energy

GUEST COMMENTARY By Kevin Klinkenberg About nine years ago, I made a decision to leave Kansas City and move to Savannah, Georgia. It wasn’t an easy...

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...

Plans Underway to Reconnect Walnut Street Through City Market

By Kevin Collison The city is planning to reopen Walnut Street to traffic through the City Market on weekdays, reconnecting the original street grid with...

Visit KC Reports Big Uptick in Bookings at Bartle Hall

By Kevin Collison Bookings at Bartle Hall are up 56 percent from the previous year, an encouraging trend as downtown prepares to check in more...

Plan Commission Rejects Plaza Bowl Height Restrictions, City Council Next Stop

Editor's note: Despite the Plan Commission recommendation, the Kansas City Council voted unanimously to approve the Plaza Bowl mandatory height restrictions at its meeting Thursday,...

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...

Loews Exec Calls for Decking South Loop at Downtown Council Event

By Kevin Collison Loews Hotel Chairman Jonathan Tisch strongly backed an ambitious plan to deck part of the South Loop where it slices through downtown...

City Barrel to Washington: Free Beer

Kevin Collison When life hands you 500 gallons of IPA you can't sell thanks to the sour mashup in Washington, what's an aspiring Crossroads brewmeister...

Downtown Chefs Savor the Rush of KC Restaurant Week

By Jill Wendholt Silva Michael Werner’s staff at The Jacobson in the Crossroads is preparing to get slammed during “the busiest 10 days of the...

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...