Guest Commentary: Turning Toward Greatness, Before We Get to Detroit

(Editor's note: This presentation that's been making the rounds of local civic groups recently offers a strong public policy and economic case for continuing...

Three Light Dims a Notch

By Kevin Collison The Three Light luxury apartment tower has been downsized slightly from its original scope from 321 apartments to 288, and from 32...

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...

Construction to Begin Early Next Year on Half-Dozen River Market Townhouses

By Kevin Collison Craig Slawson, the Denver developer who's bought into the River Market real estate scene in a big way, plans to begin his...

J. Rieger Pursuing Ambitious ‘Electric Park’ Project in East Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The co-founder of Jacob Rieger & Co. distillery is pursuing a visionary concept to renovate the historic Heim Brewery Building in the...

New VisitKC Exec Anticipates Filling a ‘Saturated’ Downtown Hotel Market

By Kevin Collison The first time Jason Fulvi visited Kansas City 13 years ago, he flew back to Pittsburgh convinced there was no need to...

Denver Developer Proposing $25 Million River Market Office Project

Updated July 10: More details this week at Port KC committee meeting. Project would have two levels of parking with 86 spaces and developer...

Last Minute Sweetener Wins Council Approval for Waddell & Reed Downtown Headquarters

By Kevin Collison After another last minute incentive compromise accompanied by the blessing of the school district, the Kansas City Council voted 8-4 Thursday to...

Streetcar-Related River Market Mixed-Use Project Progressing

By Kevin Collison A proposed, streetcar-oriented $65 million apartment and hotel project is rolling along in the River Market, with a final development agreement with...

Downtown KC Convention Hotel Design Connects Downtown with Crossroads

By Kevin Collison The planned $310 million convention hotel project is expected to create a better pedestrian connection between major downtown destinations as well as...