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....

Hyatt House Hotel Wins Incentive Approval, Work to Begin This Spring

By Kevin Collison Construction of a 13-story Hyatt House hotel on a parking lot at Ninth and Broadway is expected to begin this spring after...

One of Downtown’s Last Big, Empty Historic Buildings Slated for Apartments

By Kevin Collison One of downtown's last prominent, dormant historic buildings, the 23-story Mark Twain Tower, is slated to be redeveloped as a 202-unit apartment...

Developer Passes ‘Squint Test’ on New Armour Apartment Project

By Kevin Collison The design of the first apartment building in MAC Properties planned $78 million Armour Corners redevelopment won support from the City Plan...

Uptown Lofts a Transformational ‘Valentine’ to Midtown

By Kevin Collison Construction on the $45 million Uptown Lofts project is scheduled to begin late next spring, a development that's expected to transform the...

Historic Palace Clothing Co. Building Finding New Future as Boutique Hotel

By Kevin Collison The historic Palace Clothing Co. building at 12th and Grand is slated to become a 110-room Canopy by Hilton boutique hotel, the...

Hospital Hill Construction Boom Continues with $70M University Health 2 Project

By Kevin Collison The building boom at what's now being branded the "UMKC Health Sciences District" aka Hospital Hill is continuing with the kickoff...

A Missed Starbucks Opportunity Brews Call for Downtown Office Development

By Kevin Collison Lack of a big chunk of premier, new office space likely cost downtown Kansas City a major Starbucks operation with 900 jobs...

KCATA Hopes New Transit Center Will Spur East Village Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison The groundbreaking for the $5 million East Village Transit Center at 12th and Charlotte is being viewed partly as a catalyst to...

Drury Checks Out on Proposed Downtown Hotel

By Kevin Collison Drury Hotels has scrapped its plan to build a 242-room downtown hotel, saying the incentive package recommended by SB Friedman, a city...