Endangered Wheatley-Provident Hospital Saved; Historic Black Institution Being Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The long-vacant Wheatley-Provident Hospital, an important landmark in the Kansas City African-American community, has been purchased by a development group with plans...

The Star Turns Lights Out after More Than a Century at 1729 Grand

By Kevin Collison More than a century of newspaper history ends today when The Kansas City Star staff moves from its historic quarters at 1729...

Ripple Glass Celebrates with Street Art Recycling Containers

Nine years after providing environmentally conscientious residents the opportunity to recycle their glass, Ripple Glass is jazzing up their big collection bins with street...

Three Downtown Sites Pitched for UMKC Conservatory, Westport H.S. Also Candidate

By Kevin Collison At least three downtown locations are being pitched for the proposed UMKC Conservatory, including Barney Allis Plaza, according to Downtown Council officials,...

Former Mayor Kay Barnes, Downtown Champion, Honored for Legacy

By Kevin Collison Former Mayor Kay Barnes now has the Convention Center Grand Ballroom named after her, but her lasting legacy was on display beyond...

CID Renewed, ‘Bumble Bees’ Remain Downtown’s Ambassadors Through 2034

By Kevin Collison Those downtown "bumble bees" you see daily cleaning, tending landscaping and helping you feel safe will be buzzing for another 15 years...

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...

Resurrection Opens First New Downtown Church Built in Over a Century

By Kevin Collison If you're looking for a symbol of how downtown Kansas City has revived in recent years, search no further than the new...

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...

Downtown UMKC Arts Campus Idea Revived, Barney Allis Plaza in the Mix

By Kevin Collison The possibility of a UMKC arts campus in downtown Kansas City is being floated again and this time Barney Allis Plaza is...