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,...

State Historic Tax Credit Program Threatened, Major Downtown Redevelopment Tool

GUEST COMMENTARY By Elizabeth Rosin In 1998, Missouri enacted a state historic tax credit (HTC) to help property owners rehabilitate historic buildings. The impact of that legislation...

Mayor James Defends Missouri Historic Tax Credit Program, Says Jeff City: “Doesn’t Like Cities”

Mayor Sly James used the grand opening of the East 9 at Pickwick Plaza redevelopment last week to champion the endangered state historic tax...

River Market Rallies Against Deportation of Blue Line Manager

By Kim Mueller Patrons poured out of The Blue Line Hockey Bar in the River Market and marched Monday in support of bar manager Leticia...

New Study: Downtown Prime Beneficiary of City Incentive Programs

By Kevin Collison A long-awaited report on how economic development tax incentives are used in Kansas City found the greater downtown area was the primary...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown at Neighborhood Forum

By Kevin Collison If there's one thing voters learned this week at a mayoral candidate forum sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Councilman Quinton Lucas...

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...

NourishKC Celebrates Serving Millionth Meal to the Homeless

By Kevin Collison Eight years after opening in new space at Eighth and The Paseo, NourishKC celebrated serving its millionth meal to the homeless people...

End of River Market Era, Pioneering Developer Dana Gibson Sells Holdings

By Kevin Collison Dana Gibson, who along with Mel Mallin began developing residential projects in the River Market in 1984, has sold his holdings, the...

Designing and Building a Better Kansas City for the Future

GUEST COMMENTARY By Kevin Klinkenberg Coming back to Kansas City has left me excited about the recent changes. The ship has turned, and there’s a strong...