Downtown Kansas City Office Vacancy Drop Leads Nation Thanks to Conversions and New Tenants

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City leads the nation these days reducing its office vacancy rate, but not because it’s returning to its heyday as...

Children’s Mercy Hospital Launches Construction of Nine-Story Research Building

Construction has begun on a nine-story research building at the Children's Mercy Hospital downtown campus following record donations totaling $150 million from the Hall Family Foundation...

City Voters Consider ‘Healthy Homes’ Apartment Inspection Proposal Next Week

(Editor note: City voters approved the Healthy Homes initiative Aug. 7 with 56 percent supporting the measure.) By Kim Mueller At first glance, the "Healthy Homes"...

Crossroads Sculptor Offers Healing Idea for Former Confederate Memorial Site

By Kevin Collison Sculptor Spencer Schubert has his works prominently displayed across the region from Manhattan to Jefferson City, and now wants to do something...

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...

Better Block KC Tames Oak Street in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison A stretch of Oak Street in the Crossroads will be a lot chiller through Oct. 27 thanks to Better Block KC, a...

Kansas City Star Owner Scraps Deal to Sell Massive Press Pavilion Overlooking Downtown—for Now

By Kevin Collison The owner of The Kansas City Star has decided not to sell the newspaper’s massive green-glass production plant overlooking downtown after all. McClatchy...

Grand Boulevard Finally Gets New Stripes, but Bicyclists Believe Much More Needed

By Kevin Collison Several years after it was proposed, Grand Boulevard is finally going on a "road diet" promised to bicyclists who now hope it's...

UMKC Seeks Conservatory Proposals, Potential Downtown Site Survives Close Call

By Kevin Collison UMKC officially has restarted its pursuit of a new combined Conservatory of Music and Dance and Theater Department facility, and has set...

Former Mayor Kay Barnes Belle of Downtown Council Luncheon

Former Mayor Kay Barnes, credited with launching the current downtown Kansas City revitalization boom in the early 2000s, will receive the Downtown Council's top...