Waddell’s New Owner Makes it Official, No Downtown HQ

By Kevin Collison Waddell & Reed and 900 employees won't be occupying the office tower designed for the firm at 14th and Baltimore after all,...

Finalists Named in Prestigious ULI East Village Design Competition, Ballpark in Mix

By Kevin Collison Four teams of graduate students from top universities throughout North America are finalists for a prestigious design competition that tasked contestants with...

MoDOT O’Neil Bridge Design Slammed as ‘Hunk of Concrete’

By Kevin Collison When it comes to the new design for replacing the downtown Buck O'Neil Bridge, mighty MoDOT has struck out, at least on...

New City Manager Talks About Police, Streetcar Development and Ballpark

Brian Platt, the new city manager, took questions from Midtown KC Now members last week via Zoom. The organization, formerly MainCor, runs a community...

Children’s Opens Research Tower, Continuing Hospital Hill Economic Boom

By Kevin Collison Today's opening of the nine-story building housing the Children's Mercy Research Institute is the latest in a series of recent major investments...

Bartle Hall Warming Shelter Seeks Volunteers, Donations

The city's temporary overnight homeless shelter at Bartle Hall, which has hosted up to 400 people escaping the subzero cold this week, has established...

Airline History Museum Hits Turbulence with Landlord

By Kevin Collison The Airline History Museum, an attraction at the Wheeler Downtown Airport for 35 years, is fighting to prevent its collection of classic...

‘Bumblebees’ En Route to Riverfront

By Kevin Collison The familiar "bumblebees" who provide downtown security and maintenance are expanding their range to the riverfront in response to the area's growing...

Troost Village Concept Would Transform Heart of Historic Commercial District

By Kevin Collison A $162 million redevelopment concept that would energize the historic commercial heart of Troost Avenue by adding apartments, retail, office and an...

Equity Vs ‘Closed for Business,’ City Tax Incentive Debate Continues

(Updated Feb. 25, 2021: The City Council approved the changes in tax incentive policy proposed by Councilwomen Robinson and Parks-Shaw. It added exemptions for...