Downtown YMCA Project Wins Key State Funding Needed to Complete Fundraising

By Kevin Collison After a 36 year absence, a full-service YMCA is returning to downtown Kansas City following approval Tuesday of state tax credits needed...

ArtsBlock Creating a Cultural Haven on Independence Avenue

By Kevin Collison ArtsBlock, a new project near downtown on Independence Avenue, more than lives up to its name by offering places for artists to...

Messenger Coffee Sending Savory Aroma of Roasting Beans and Baking Bread to Grand Boulevard

By Kevin Collison The intersection of 17th and Grand will soon become the most irresistible olfactory zone in downtown Kansas City with the arrival Oct....

‘Greenline’ Concept Would Loop Downtown with Recreational Trail

By Kevin Collison An ambitious plan to create a 10-mile "Greenline" recreational loop around downtown similar to the popular BeltLine in Atlanta is being...

KC Preservationists Pursue Campaign to Document Westport Architecture as Development Pressure Mounts

By Kevin Collison New projects in the works for historic Westport are prompting a grassroots effort to survey the district’s buildings to provide a solid...

Crossroads Academy Finds Downtown Home for 600-Student Prep School

By Kevin Collison The Crossroads Academy has found a permanent home for its long-awaited downtown high school, the historic Thayer Building at 816 Broadway. Acquiring the...

Appetite for Downtown Living Continues, Newly Redeveloped 915 Broadway Project Nearly Full

By Kevin Collison The 915 Broadway project, a $10.5 million redevelopment of two historic buildings in the Garment District of downtown, is close to fully...

Orangetheory Fitness Opening Soon in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Orangetheory Fitness, the Florida-based exercise chain, is opening its 11th franchise in Metro KC in the Crossroads's space formerly occupied by The...

Port KC Approves $60M Riverfront Apartment Plan, Summer Work Start

By Kevin Collison NorthPoint Development plans to break ground on a 353-unit apartment complex near Berkley Riverfront Park this summer after the Port KC board...

Three Light Incentives Gain Qualified Support from Advisory Board

By Kevin Collison The planned Three Light luxury apartment project got a rough reception from an advisory board reviewing its proposed incentives Wednesday, echoing criticism...