UMKC Downtown Conservatory Plan Collapses After Losing Key Funding

By Kevin Collison In a major setback to downtown's cultural ambitions, the planned UMKC Downtown Conservatory has suffered a fatal financial blow, losing a $20...

Proposed Office Project Would ‘Fill Out’ Block Facing Barney Allis Plaza

By Kevin Collison A development agency got an early look last week at a proposed $114 million project that includes renovating two historic buildings and...

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...

Construction Underway on $39 Million Mosaic Arena Redevelopment, Grand Opening Expected Next August

By Kevin Collison It takes some deep digging to get through the ancient livestock manure, river silt and other poor soil where the former Kemper...

Two Major Hotel Projects in Downtown Kansas City Continue Moving Forward in Addition to...

By Kevin Collison Two major hotel projects continue to move forward in downtown Kansas City, which combined with the planned convention hotel, will add...

Plan Calls for Historic Kansas City Star Building to be Sold and Redeveloped

By Kevin Collison The owner of the Kansas City Star has a tentative agreement to sell the newspaper’s headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd., a downtown...

Developer Hopes to Raise Money to Finish Renovating Eyesore Building at 10th and Oak

By Kevin Collison Nicholas Abnos readily acknowledges he's allowed a vacant five-story building at the prominent corner of 10th and Oak to fester for well...

Developers Reviving 150-Year-Old Buildings Near 18th & Vine District

By Kevin Collison Right now, two of the city's oldest buildings near the 18th and Vine Jazz District look the part, limestone ruins straight out...

Urban Core Group Offers Inside Look at New Pickwick Plaza Apartment Project in Downtown...

The Urban Core Group is holding its monthly get together June 28 at East9, aka the historic Pickwick Plaza apartment project. The new development...

Hallmark Selling Large Tract in East Crossroads; Once Considered Potential Royals Ballpark Location

By Kevin Collison A big piece of easily developable real estate in the East Crossroads once considered as a potential downtown ballpark site is up...