New Renderings of Planned Convention Hotel Show Transformation of Current Downtown Dead Zone

By Kevin Collison Developer Mike Burke recently showed off the latest renderings of the planned 800-room Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel, a project that...

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"...

Plan Commission Rejects Plaza Bowl Height Restrictions, City Council Next Stop

Editor's note: Despite the Plan Commission recommendation, the Kansas City Council voted unanimously to approve the Plaza Bowl mandatory height restrictions at its meeting Thursday,...

Huge Global Audience Views Dramatic Time-Lapse Video of Downtown Kansas City During Eclipse

By Kevin Collison What started as a brainstorming session at the World War I National Museum and Memorial has been seen by almost 1.3 million...

Rightfully Sewn Finds New Home to ‘Move the Needle’ in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Rightfully Sewn, a nonprofit started in 2015 to teach women how to succeed as  seamstresses in the fashion industry, has found a...

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...

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...

UMKC Downtown Arts Campus Receives Raves from Missouri Lawmakers

By Kevin Collison The planned UMKC Downtown Conservatory will offer students sweeping views of downtown Kansas CityAfter hitting a high note last month with overwhelming...

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...