School of Economics Opens Downtown Program for City Kids

By Kevin Collison A program that's been educating tens of thousands of suburban fifth and sixth graders about the business world for 25 years has...

Streetcar-Linked Affordable Housing Incentive Plan On Track for City Hall

By Kevin Collison A proactive approach to encourage making affordable housing part of the redevelopment boom anticipated along the planned streetcar extension route is on...

Beloved City Market Flutist Marvin Hollinshed ‘Played Right Up Until the End’

He was the Saturday soundtrack for visitors to the City Market for many years. On hot mornings, Marvin Hollinshed was often the first person you'd...

Quality Hill Glowing Again Thanks to Public-Private Partnership

By Kevin Collison The Quality Hill neighborhood finally has its old-fashioned street lamps in action again thanks to a partnership between the city and a...

Homeroom Health Adds Pediatric Care to Troost Revival

By Kevin Collison The historic Wonder building at 30th and Troost is rounding out its revival with a pediatric clinic aimed at providing comprehensive health...

In Memoriam: Erin Langhofer

Three young men, one with a loaded 9 mm handgun shoved in his sweatpants pocket, came to First Friday to “meet friends and hang...

Mayor Quinton Lucas Lays Out Goals

Editor's note: This guest commentary appeared originally in The Kansas City Star, it is reposted with the permission of the author. By Mayor Quinton...

City’s Development Agency Relocates to River Market

By Kevin Collison The New York-based owner of the 3Y building in the River Market has landed an influential tenant, the Economic Development Corp. of...

Des Moines Postcard: An East Village Model for Downtown KC

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City has certainly come a long way since its 'haunted house' days of the early 2000s, but other smaller, regional...

Westport Gets New Master Plan and Denver Biscuits, Too

By Kevin Collison The Westport District Master Plan was approved by the Kansas City Council Thursday and its sponsor plans to quickly add teeth to...