UMKC Rejects Downtown Options for Conservatory

(Editor's note: Updated with reaction from the Downtown Council and City Manager Troy Schulte) By Kevin Collison The seven-year quest by civic leaders to bring the UMKC...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown: Councilman Jermaine Reed

Editor's note: Kansas City voters are preparing to elect a new mayor to replace Mayor Sly James, who has reached the end of his...

Plan Calls for Historic Kansas City Star Building to be Sold and Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The owner of the Kansas City Star has a tentative agreement to sell the newspaper’s headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd., a downtown...

Loews Now Majority Owner of Planned Downtown Convention Hotel, Preliminary Construction Expected to Begin...

By Kevin Collison New York-based hotel giant Loews has increased its investment stake to become majority owner of the planned 800-room downtown convention hotel and...

Repair Project to Liberty Memorial Hillside Closing Part of Main Street

By Kim Mueller The crumbling Liberty Memorial hillside along Main Street and across from Crown Center will be neatly tucked behind a new wall as...

Safety Campaign Warns Scooters and Smartphones Don’t Mix

First it was avoiding streetcar rails, now a new safety program has been launched by Bird and AT&T to discourage electric scooter riders from...

If Historic Tax Credits Go Away, Local and National Redevelopment Will Come to a...

GUEST COMMENTARY By Elizabeth Rosin
 Have you noticed how Kansas City has changed over the past decade, how vibrant our urban core has become? It was a...

Downtown Council Holiday Drive Collects Clothing and Toys for Homeless Families

The Downtown Council of Kansas City is rolling out the holiday barrels again to collect coats, clothing and toys for homeless families who use...

Trump Protesters Take to Downtown Streets

By Kim Mueller Before President Trump’s plane even touched down in Kansas City, Tim Kelly of Raytown sat waiting at 8 a.m. for the streetcar...

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...