Downtown Area Makers Take on Covid-Related Mask Projects

By Kevin Collison During much of the 20th Century, Kansas City was one of the nation's largest garment-manufacturing centers, with many firms located in what's...

MEDiAHEAD! Switches to Fun-Time Production During Covid Crisis

By Kevin Collison Being stuck at home with kids looking for something fun to do during the Covid-19 crisis can try the patience of any...

Guest Commentary: Turning Toward Greatness, Before We Get to Detroit

(Editor's note: This presentation that's been making the rounds of local civic groups recently offers a strong public policy and economic case for continuing...

Rightfully Sewn Shifts to Producing Fabric Masks to Help Healthcare Workers

By Kevin Collison Rightfully Sewn, the Crossroads workshop for training seamstresses, has shifted from making fashion wear to producing protective masks for healthcare workers encountering...

CID Workers on Front Line Sanitizing Public Spaces During Covid Crisis

By Kevin Collison The "bumble bees" who've come to symbolize the greater commitment to the safety and maintenance of downtown have taken on a new...

Downtown Homeless Agencies Team to Serve Meals Despite Flooding and Virus Woes

By Kevin Collison First, a broken water pipe in early February forced NourishKC out of its dining room where it served lunch for up to...

Revised Waddell & Reed HQ Design Gets Thumbs Down from Neighborhood

By Kevin Collison The designer of the Waddell & Reed headquarters project has returned to the city with a revised plan that adds a small...

Barney Allis Plaza Rebuild Estimate $61.7M, Anticipated Completion Fall 2022

By Kevin Collison The city review for rebuilding Barney Allis Plaza and its underground garage tentatively has chosen a $61.7 million option that would lower...

New Loews Offers Spectacular Downtown Views, Luxury Accommodations

(Editor's note: Updated May 14: Loews has announced June 1 as the new opening date for its KC Convention Center Hotel. The following is a...

Downtown Homeless Shelter On Brink of Closure

(Editor's note: This article originally was posted on the Flatland KC website) By Mike Sherry People who work to eliminate homelessness say the service network is...