Nationally-Renowned Ballpark Author Says Timing Right to Bring Royals Downtown

By Kevin Collison Kansas City was "lucky" 15 years ago not to build a downtown ballpark when the Royals lease was last up, but that's...

Waddell & Reed Coming Downtown, Two Sites Considered HQ Finalists

Editor's note: The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board endorsed the property tax abatement recommended for the Waddell & Reed development Wednesday, the recommendation will now...

Platform Ventures Plans Early 2020 Start for 14-Story Office Project

(Editor's note: Updated May 21. Platform Ventures was approved for a $70 million bond to build its 14-story office project by the Land Clearance...

Historic Scarritt Building and Arcade Slated as $50M Luxury Hotel

By Kevin Collison One of downtown's most historic and architecturally impressive buildings, the Scarritt, has been purchased by a Florida developer who plans to renovate...

Isle of Capri Casino Sale Renews Hope for Streetcar Connection

(Updated July 21, 2020. Twin River Worldwide Holdings completed the acquisition of the Isle of Capri casino on July 2 and has renamed it...

National Developer Proposes Big Apartment Project in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison A $95 million development that would replace a Freight House District parking lot with a nine-story apartment tower above a three-level garage...

Keystone Innovation District Seeks to Transform East 18th Street Corridor

(Editor's note: Updated March 11. The Keystone Innovation District initiative has announced its Governing Board: Doug Girod, Chancellor, University of Kansas; Mauli Agrawal, Chancellor,...

Embassy Suites Project Underway in Former Federal Reserve Building

By Kevin Collison The redevelopment of the historic Kansas City Federal Reserve building into a 301-room Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel is finally on after...

Keystone Innovation District Concept Taking Shape, Big Civic Endeavor at 18th and Troost

By Kevin Collison The Keystone Innovation District proposal took its first concrete step recently when backers signed a predevelopment agreement for the planned site of...

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...