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: Attorney Steve Miller

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...

Downtown KC Convention Hotel Design Connects Downtown with Crossroads

By Kevin Collison The planned $310 million convention hotel project is expected to create a better pedestrian connection between major downtown destinations as well as...

Downtown Council Picks Hall Family for Annual Phil Kirk Award

The Hall family is being recognized by the Downtown Council for its commitment to downtown Kansas City through Hallmark Cards and Crown Center. The Hall...

Newly-Renamed Hy-Vee Arena on Track for September Completion

By Kevin Collison It’s naming time--again--for the former Kemper Arena, and this time Hy-Vee supermarkets is stamping its brand on the $39 million redevelopment project. The...

New Plaza Preservation Battle, Developer Plans to Demolish Prominent Church for Apartments

(Editors's Note: Plans for this project were first posted online by Next Kansas City) By Kevin Collison A plan to demolish a prominent church in the Country Club...

KCAI Launches Liberal Arts Project, Part of $30M Campus Overhaul

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City Art Institute kicked off construction of a new liberal arts building last week, part of a $30 million campus...

Summit to Examine Missing Ingredient in Downtown Kansas City’s Revival: Private Sector Jobs

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City has experienced a strong rebound over the past 15 years with thousands of new residents and scores more...

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...