City Manager Praises Downtown Development Ripple Effect, Says Potential Ballpark Cost Now $800M

By Kevin Collison City Manager Troy Schulte was unapologetic about reinvestment along Troost and the city's support for luxury downtown residential projects during a wide-ranging...

Scientologists Proclaim Downtown Arrival, Welcome ‘Xenu Light?’

By Kevin Collison For more than a year, the Church of Scientology has been quietly renovating the historic City Bank Building at 1801 Grand into...

City Survey Reveals Rising Worries About Affordable Housing

By Kevin Collison The number of Kansas City residents concerned about the availability of affordable housing rose slightly last year, according to new city data,...

Former Mayor Kay Barnes Belle of Downtown Council Luncheon, Gov. Parson Late Add to...

(Editor's note: The Downtown Council announced today (Jan. 18) that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will address the audience attending its annual luncheon on Jan....

Downtown Rings out 2018 with Surge in Apartments and Hotel Rooms, Promise of New...

By Kevin Collison Downtown Kansas City ends 2018 on a strong note with new apartment and hotel projects seemingly announced every other week and finally,...

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...

Nordstrom Design Breaks Plaza Tradition, Wins Plan Commission Support

By Kevin Collison The Country Club Plaza could have a very contemporary, new west edge where Nichols Road meets Jefferson Street following the endorsement...

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...

New VisitKC Exec Anticipates Filling a ‘Saturated’ Downtown Hotel Market

By Kevin Collison The first time Jason Fulvi visited Kansas City 13 years ago, he flew back to Pittsburgh convinced there was no need to...

Troost Developers Deserve Support, Not Criticism

GUEST COMMENTARY By John Hoffman, principal and co-founder of UC-B Properties The recent editorial in The Kansas City Star entitled "Stop the Denverization of Kansas City....